The threat for wind and tornadoes remains tonight as storms are expected to fire within the next hour or two. With a powerful low pressure system ramping up, storms will have little trouble producing wind gusts in excess of 58mph. These winds would pose a threat to trees and power lines in the area, threaten to cause overnight outages in some areas. So if you have to get up early and plan to sleep through the storms, I suggest you set an alarm on a cell phone or another battery operated device.
Behind tonight’s storms is an ongoing period of strong winds. As the low deepens tomorrow, wind gusts could top 60mph in parts of Iowa. As a result, a large area is under a high wind warnings. This will have to be monitored for more wind related problems, even without any thunderstorms in the area. The weather looks rather active in the extended as well. I guess you could call it mother nature’s revenge for a month of quiet and tranquil weather.
Getting back to tonight, we’re monitoring the situation and plan to bring you more updates and possibly live coverage IF NEEDED later this evening and into the morning hours.