Torrential downpours along the Skunk River Basin last week have prompted flood warnings from Ames to northeast of Pella.
Nearly 10 inches of rain fell over a wide area north of Boone and Story Counties in central Iowa, with widespread totals over three inches reported along the South Skunk River. One warning is for the portion of the river that stretches from the Jasper-Polk County Line to the Jasper-Marion County line until Tuesday evening. Waters are expected to rise more than five feet by Monday evening, which will top the 18 foot flood stage mark. The river is expected to back below flood stage by Tuesday morning.