Severe weather is back in the forecast for Friday, and just like the storms on Thursday afternoon and evening, Friday will be very similar.
The heat and instability will build into the state during the afternoon hours Friday. Eventually by Friday afternoon, storms will begin to develop across western Iowa and eastern Nebraska. These storms will initially be isolated and will have the potential to produce very large hail and damaging wind gusts. While the tornado potential is low, it can not be ruled out.
Eventually storms will continue to develop across western Iowa during the early evening hours, and will track off to the east/southeast across the state. These storms will develop into a line, which will pose a damaging wind threat. Damaging winds could reach up to 70-mph, which is why the storm prediction center has outlined the western half of Iowa, under an enhanced risk.
The severe threat will then shift to the east on Saturday, and will be a similar set-up. Look for more severe weather updates right here at IowaChase.com.