Active Week Rolls On

day1otlk_1200First off, apologies to our fans for not covering the severe weather that hit southern Iowa Monday Night.  A severe eye infection has made it difficult for me to log onto a computer or see much of anything in recent days.  I’m still on the road to recovery but am able to use one eye pretty well so hope I’ll be back to normal sooner rather than later.  I won’t bore you with the details (or any gross pictures of my eye) but I appreciate your patience.

Turning now to the threats facing Iowa this week, we have to begin with Wednesday.  Not a strong threat for severe weather, but could see showers and thunderstorms develop, especially after sunset in the western half of the area.  Overall the severe threat is minimal, primarily focusing on strong winds.  But it could mean a noisy night for some in the state.

day2otlk_0600Thursday and Friday bring more threats for severe weather.  Once again there are a lot of uncertainties with both threats.  Starting on Thursday, we’ll have to see what Wednesday Night’s storms leave in the state after sunrise.  As you can see with the graphic to the right, there is a general risk area for tomorrow.  A nearly stationary boundary is expected to set up shop somewhere near the Iowa/Minnesota border overnight and could stay active during the early morning hours.  Remains to be seen if it would become a focal point for more thunderstorm development later in the day.

day3otlk_0730Friday is a bit of a different day, but a lot of questions.  Once again, as you can see in the graphic to the left is another general risk area.  A cold front is expected to sweep through the state, but we have to see if the boundary becomes strong enough to break an expected cap over the area during Friday afternoon.

I wish I could get into more detail, but there’s not much more to say.  We’ll keep an eye (literally, ONE eye for now) on tomorrow’s situation and bring you updates when/if needed.

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