NWS forecasts stormy, windy Tuesday morning in Perry area

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The National Weather Service office in Des Moines forecasts scattered thunderstorms with gusty winds and brief, heavy downpours Tuesday morning in Dallas County.

Two areas of thunderstorms are moving over portions of central and western Iowa early Tuesday morning, the NWS statement said. Some of the storms have been producing wind gusts to 45 mph and brief, heavy downpours.

The storms are expected to continue over the area through the early morning hours, with wind gusts to 50 mph and a quarter-inch to a half-inch of rain may accompany the storms as they move through the region.

Along with Dallas County, the Iowa counties impacted by the storm fronts include Pocahontas, Sac, Calhoun, Webster, Hamilton, Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Boone, Audubon, Guthrie, Polk, Jasper, Warren, Marion, Clarke and Lucas.

Perry can expect storms as well as the the cities of Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Fonda,
Gilmore City, Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early, Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy, Fort Dodge, Webster City, Denison, Carroll, Jefferson, Boone, Audubon, Exira, Guthrie Center, Panora, Bayard, Casey, Waukee, Adel, Des Moines, Newton, Indianola, Norwalk, Carlisle, Pella, Knoxville, Osceola. and Chariton.

Overnight travelers should be prepared for possible gusty winds and brief reductions in visibility. Loose objects might also blow around, and minor tree damage could occur.

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