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Quick news: Severe weather possible today and Friday

Published: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 11:16 a.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 11:27 a.m. CST

National Weather Service reports Creston receiving .01 inches of rain between the hours of 5:30 and 5:45 a.m. today. More rain, including severe weather, is expected today and Friday.

Today will be overcast with a 50 percent chance of rain this afternoon. Rainfall amounts are predicted near .20 inches. High temperature will be 81 degrees.

Tonight, WHO13 reports potential for severe weather, especially in southwest Iowa with the biggest concerns being large hail and gusty winds, but isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out with this system.

There is another chance for severe storms on Friday.

Cold air blows in Saturday with strong west winds, and Sunday will be chilly with highs in the 50s.

New Creston Police officer

Creston Police will soon have a new officer on the force. Creston City Council approved the hiring of Shannon Arends during a regularly-scheduled meeting Tuesday. Arends’ first day on the job is tentatively slated for Oct. 14.

Arends, 42, is a current sheriff’s deputy in Ringgold County.

High Lakes banquet

The eighth-annual High Lakes Outdoor Alliance banquet is slated for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Three Mile Lodge in Afton.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. A prime rib dinner — prepared by Up in Smoke Barbecue in Afton — will be at 6 p.m., and auction and raffle starts at 7 p.m. For tickets, contact Doug Jones at 641-344-3680.

Citizen of the year deadline

Nominations for Creston citizen, volunteer and youth of the year are due Friday at Creston Chamber of Commerce, 208 W. Taylor St. in Creston. Last year’s citizens of the year were John Kawa and Gary Borcherding with Creston Parks and Rec Board and McKinley Park restoration committee.

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