Here we go again. There is a good chance for strong storms to move through the southwestern counties of Iowa into Central Iowa by tomorrow morning. I expect the largest storms to move through the metro between 2 AM and 5 AM.
Last night 4 inches of rain fell in Ames. Here in Des Moines we had 1.41" of rain. That brought our total rainfall for the summer 29.60". That was just .07" behind the record summer rainfall of 1993.
We are still in the running for record rainfall for the year. We are going to see more rain tonight and again next week.
Hurricane Earl is going to slow down the movement of all other storms over the next few days. Earl will slide along the eastern coast of the U.S. It will be strong enough to put a hold on the storms to the west. For us that will mean sunny conditions through the weekend....including a warm and sunny Labor Day.