1:00PM UPDATE: Weekend Storms Before Extended Quiet

day2otlk_0600 A quiet day today and most of tomorrow in store for Iowa.  But parts of northern Iowa could see some strong storms Friday Night as a heat generating warm front moves south to north through the state.

A slight risk is posted for northern areas of Iowa on Friday.  The greatest risk appears to be along and just north Iowa’s border with Minnesota. 

day2probotlk_1730_any Storms are expected to fire late in the day on Friday along this boundary, producing a risk of severe weather.  No major outbreaks are expected but some areas in the slight risk could see strong winds, large hail and an isolated tornado.

Turning to Saturday, an even broader risk is now posted for Iowa, as thunderstorms are expected to develop in many parts of the Upper Midwest.  A secondary boundary could set up shop east to west across Iowa this day, in advance of a cold front that will pass through on Sunday.

day3otlk_0730Saturday could see a round or two of storms, possibly severe in parts of the state.  We’ll continue to monitor this situation and provide updates when we can. I want to warn our readers this is wedding season and I’m in one on Saturday.  Sorry, there’s just no way out of the situation.

We’ll be back in play on Sunday for any possible severe weather that develops along the cold front as it passes.  Once that happens, expect quiet weather for next week as we get a break from all the rain and stormy weather.

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