Tornado Watch Now in Effect for the Area

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for 64 of 99 counties in Iowa. the counties include Winnebago, Hancock, Worth, Wright, Cerro Gordo, Humboldt, Franklin, Pocahontas, and Kossuth counties.

The National Weather Service says that there is an enhanced risk for strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. The main threat will be weak fast-moving isolated tornadoes. Damaging winds are the secondary threat, with large hail and periods of heavy rainfall also possible.

Because of the near stationary front just to the west of the broadcast area, showers and thunderstorms will continue through Saturday. Most of these, beginning tomorrow, will be non-severe in nature. Sunday will see a break in the precipitation before rain moves in on Monday and Tuesday.

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