Much of Iowa missed out on the severe weather that affected areas of Nebraska and Minnesota last night. But our time will come this evening as more storms fire, especially across portions of northern Missouri and southern Iowa.
These storms, as they fire, will be capable of a few tornadoes and very large hail. Strong damaging winds will also be a threat. The area affected by these storms will grow after sunset as additional development occurs. All modes of severe weather will be possible during the overnight hours with the primary threat being large hail.
The graphic to the right shows the risk area for tornadoes today and tonight. You can see areas in northern Missouri and southern Iowa are under the primary threat for tornadoes today. This is the area we expected the greatest dynamics supportive of development and the area we anticipate storms to fire later this afternoon and evening.
We will continue to monitor this threat and bring you updates when needed throughout the day. There are also several more chances for severe weather as we head into the weekend. For more on those threats, click here.