Tropical Storm Remnants Bringing Heavy Rain to Eastern Iowa

Remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal are expected to reach Iowa today, bringing heavy rain and potential flash flooding.

Meteorologist Brooke Hagenhoff at the National Weather Service says those big named storms over the Gulf of Mexico usually break up before they reach Iowa, but this one should remain a post-tropical depression, which is very uncommon.

The storm’s arrival will mean the end of the hot and humid weather in Iowa, funneling in much cooler temperatures and the potential for multiple heavy downpours through tonight.

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued, with one to three inches of rainfall possible through tonight, with locally higher amounts of four inches possible.


story courtesy of Radio Iowa