Iowa in bullseye of severe storm risk area today

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Regions from northeastern Wisconsin to southeastern Minnesota, Iowa, northern Missouri and northwestern IL will be at risk for severe thunderstorms, packing damaging winds, large hail and even a few tornadoes. He said her sister also had her 2-month-old grandson, Nolan, in the home when the storm hit, and they had nowhere to go but the bathtub. The daytime high should hover in the 70s. At least one fatality and 25 injuries have been attributed to the severe weather outbreak. Damaging wind and large hail possible with the storms.

The twisters were among up to 29 that were reportedly spawned by powerful storms that raced through a swath of the central USA stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes on Tuesday evening, destroying dozens of homes, killing two people and injuring dozens of others.

The storms hit late in the afternoon Tuesday and into the evening, leveling the Prairie Lake Estate Mobile Park near Chetek, Wisconsin, about 110 miles (177 kilometers) northeast of Minneapolis.

A 20 percent chance for an isolated shower or storm remains in the forecast through Friday.

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The first wave of severe storms reached Fremont shortly before 6 p.m.

The region was issued a severe thunderstorm watch Tuesday evening until midnight Wednesday.

Rain and storms will linger through Friday and into early Saturday morning followed by drier but cooler weather this weekend. As the front moves through, rain should continue during the day on Sunday, but most of it should be in the form of showers, and maybe an isolated thundershower or two.

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