Severe thunderstorms with wind damage and hail are possible Friday afternoon into Friday night across parts of central and southwest Iowa. This is where the Storm Prediction Center has outlined an area of enhanced risk, which may be upgraded to a moderate risk depending how things come together.
Storms will develop across southeast Nebraska late in the day Friday as the instability builds into the region. Storms will initially be isolated, but should grow upscale and form into a bowing line, which will produce damaging wind gusts up to 75-mph. Large hail will only be a threat initially as storms develop, but once the storms line out, the large hail threat will diminish. This line of storms will push to the southeast across southwest and central Iowa.
Additional severe weather is anticipated on Saturday across central and eastern Iowa. As of now, this is only at a slight risk, but will likely be upgraded by Saturday. Continue to follow the Iowa Storm Chasing Network for the latest severe weather updates.