Thunderstorms skirt Perry area, but watch lasts until 3 a.m Friday


Thursday night thunderstorms skirted Perry to the south, but the National Weather Service office’s severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 3 a.m. Friday for Dallas County and 39 other counties in central Iowa.

Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms developed Thursday afternoon and will continue into Friday. The main threats are damaging thunderstorm wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

Along with Dallas County, the severe thunderstorm watch area includes Adair, Audubon, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Clinton, Crawford, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Harrison, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Linn, Louisa, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Monona, Muscatine, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Scott, Shelby, Story, Tama, Warren and Washington counties. will update this weather story as forecasts evolve.


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