Bumpy Night Ahead of Iowa Includes Hail Threat

radar The focused threat of severe weather to our south so far is not materializing, at least when it come to tornadoes.  Even so, plenty of showers and thunderstorms remain persistent here in Iowa.  Numerous elevated storms have developed throughout the day, prompting Thunderstorm Warnings because of hail.

As this radar image from 6:30pm shows, plenty of thunderstorm activity will continue to develop and makes its way into Iowa tonight and tomorrow morning.

There is little risk for tornadoes here in Iowa.  The primary threat will come from large hail.  Several parts of Iowa have seen hail larger than 1.00” in diameter today and that could certainly continue well into the morning hours.

Once this storm system finally makes its way out on Thursday, things should quiet down until the weekend.  A shortwave should push through on the back side of the next storm system.  Of course this means any severe weather will again stay to our south.

Most of next week already looks quiet, but fortunately warmer as well.  Temperatures should return back to normal giving us sunshine and temperatures in the 70’s.

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