Heavy rain, flash flood warnings - then hot hot hot in Des Moines area

posted by Wendy Wilde -

Graphic by permission Iowa Storm Chasing Network

DES MOINES, Iowa - Strong storms moved through Iowa this morning from north to south, producing heavy rain and large hail. 

The heaviest rain cut a diagonal path from the Northwest through Central Iowa.

But after the noon hour the rain will end and it'll turn extremely hot and humid.  WHO TV Channel 13 Meteorologist Amber Alexander says the dew point temperatures will be around 70° for Friday and into the weekend, with temperatures in the middle 90s. 

The heat and humidity combined will raise the heat index values to 100° to 105°.

Rainfall graphic and quarter-size hail photo by permission Iowa Storm Chasing Network

Quarter size hail reported by Iowa Storm Chasing Network's Zach Sharpe

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