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Threat for severe storms moves on, watch canceled

Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 10:28 PM CDT
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Severe weather was a potential for parts of Eastern Iowa through the early morning hours Saturday. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was in effect for southern Iowa, including Iowa City and Washington, until 5 a.m.

“Storms have developed over the last few hours in central Iowa and are entering conditions favorable for severe weather,” said KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team Meteorologist Joe Winters. “Large hail in excess of two inches in diameter, damaging winds in excess of 70 m.p.h.. and an isolated tornado are all possible.”

Winters said heavy rain was possible as well.

“With the storms happening overnight, it’s important to have several ways to receive severe weather information including the KCRG-TV9 First Alert Weather App and NOAA weather radio,” Winters added.

Click here for the latest First Alert Forecast.

Severe thunderstorm watch on June 28, 2021.
Severe thunderstorm watch on June 28, 2021.(KCRG)

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