Just 24 hours ago, we were chasing storms across central Iowa, and now we have eyes set on the next potential round of severe storms. This round of storms comes with bad timing. The storm prediction center has issued a slight risk day 3 convective outlook for the southeast half of the state. A frontal boundary will lift to the north across southern Iowa during the day Sunday. This will allow instability to increase.
There will be a decent amount of CAPE and shear to allow storms to develop in the afternoon during the peak heating of the day. These storms will have the possibility to be strong and even become severe. Since we are still three days out, it is early to determine which modes of severe weather will have the greatest impacts. We will continue to keep a close eye on Sunday as it is Mother’s day and many people usually have outdoor activities. If you need a mothers day gift idea, give her a weather radio… and some flowers of course. If you have outdoor plans on Sunday, make sure to keep a close tab on the forecast. We will bring the very latest updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as right here at Iowachase.com.