Enhanced Risk of Tornadoes Across Iowa Wednesday

Strong to severe thunderstorms possible this afternoon and evening. Primary threats today include isolated, fast-moving, weak tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail, and periods of heavy rainfall.

Storms will develop this afternoon and will continue through the early evening. The greatest potential for severe weather will be during the peak heating evening commute hours from 3 pm – 7 pm. Storms should be out of our area around midnight.

Most of Iowa is under an “Enhanced Risk” for severe weather. Locations south of I-80, and east of I-35 may see a slightly great threat for severe weather. Strong to severe storms that do develop will likely be very-fast moving, moving to the N/NE at potential speeds of 50 to 60 mph.

Prepare now. Make sure you have a way to receive important weather information and alerts. Be aware of the weather forecast. Make sure you have a safe space to go to should a tornado and or severe weather threaten.

Zach Sharpe

My name is Zach Sharpe. I am the president and forecaster for the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. You can find me on Twitter @Stormchaserzach and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/stormchaserzach/

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