The National Weather Service office in Johnston has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. for the Perry area, with northeastern Dallas County under a severe thunderstorm warning until 6:15 p.m.
Scattered thunderstorms are anticipated Tuesday and evening, and a few may be strong to severe. with large hail and damaging wind gusts posing the main risks.
Along with Dallas County, the severe thunderstorm watch is in effect in Emmet, Kossuth, Winnebago, Worth, Palo Alto, Hancock, Cerro Gordo, Pocahontas, Humboldt, Wright, Franklin, Butler, Bremer, Sac, Calhoun, Webster, Hamilton, Hardin, Grundy, Black Hawk, Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Boone, Story, Marshall, Tama, Audubon, Guthrie, Polk, Jasper,
Poweshiek, Cass, Adair, Madison, Warren, Marion, Mahaska, Adams, Union, Clarke, Lucas, Monroe, Wapello, Taylor, Ringgold, Decatur, Wayne, Appanoose and Davis counties.
ThePerryNews.com will update this weather story as forecasts evolve.