A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 7:30 p.m. Saturday for southern Dallas County, the National Weather Service office in Des Moines has announced.
At 6:41 p.m. a severe thunderstorm was located near Adel and moving southeast at 35 mph.
Wind gusts of 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-size hail is forecast.
Cities impacted include West Des Moines, Urbandale, Clive, Waukee, Grimes, Winterset, Adel, Stuart, Dallas Center, Earlham, Panora, De Soto, Van Meter, Jordan Creek Town Center, Lake Panorama, Redfield, St. Charles, Dexter, Diamondhead Lake and Minburn.
This includes Interstate 80 between mile markers 88 and 121.
For your protection, move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.
ThePerryNews.com will update this weather story as forecasts evolve.