Strong thunderstorms moving through Iowa are leaving tree branches scattered and in some locations breaking through power lines causing outages.
MidAmerican Energy reports 1,640 customers without power with most of them located in the Des Moines area.
Some customers in Sioux City and Council Bluffs lost power overnight. locally, a transformer blew in the 26th and Court Street area.
Alliant Energy says it has 350 customers out mostly around Boone.
The storms packed winds estimated at 70 miles per hour as they moved through central Iowa.
Another strong system with the potential for high wind and possible tornado activity will arrive Friday afternoon and evening.