The weather will be turning active this week, not only across Iowa, but across the country. There will be multiple chances of rain, and possibly a few snowflakes mixing in at times.
Tonight, storms will develop across eastern Iowa and will track to the east/southeast. A few of these storms will be strong to severe with hail as the primary threat. Hail should generally be around an inch or less, but a few hail stones could be around ping pong ball sized. After these storms clear out of the state by early Monday morning, clouds will throughout the day.
By Tuesday, a weak system will track through the southwest half of the state, bringing another chance at light rain, and even the potential for a light rain/snow mix by early Tuesday morning. Some of the higher resolution models are more aggressive with this snowfall, so this is something we will have to keep an eye on. Any accumulations should remain very light.
High pressure will build into the state late Tuesday night, which will make for a dry Wednesday. A more potent piece of energy will move into the Plains by Thursday, setting up for a wet Thursday and Friday.
Further to our south, there will even be the potential for severe storms across portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas, as outlined by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC). All modes of severe weather, including the potential for a few tornadoes, will be possible.
As we begin to transition out of winter to spring, our weather will begin to get more active, and we are beginning to see that this week. For all of your weather needs, you can count on the Iowa Storm Chasing Network to keep you ahead of any storm.