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A disturbance north of Hispaniola continues to move slowly northwest and currently has a 50 percent chance for tropical development in the next five days.Computer models indicate the system could become a tropical depression by Friday and then perhaps Tropical Storm Humberto by Sunday.It’s moving towards us, and while it likely won’t develop until it moves into the Gulf of Mexico, it will bring us an increased chance of rainfall this weekendOn and off rain, with partly to mostly cloudy skies is expected. Could see 1 to 2 inches of rain, locally heavier amounts possible in isolated areas.
DES MOINES (AP) — A top Iowa law enforcement official has resigned after an unexplained 3 1/2-month paid leave that coincided with a state human resources investigation. A state lawyer says assistant Division of Criminal Investigation director Terry Cowman resigned and left the state’s employment on Monday after a 25-year career in public safety. Cowman and a subordinate were removed from duty in October, shortly after an annual training conference for police officers that they helped host. State officials have refused to explain why. Department of Public Safety lawyer Catherine Lucas says Cowman resigned voluntarily and not because he otherwise would have been fired.