This morning, the Storm Prediction Center has upgraded the severe weather outlook to an enhanced risk of severe weather across south central and southeast Iowa. This is one step above a slight risk. This is where the greatest potential for damaging wind gusts, large hail, and even a few tornadoes will be possible.
Storms are expected to develop by late Wednesday morning into early afternoon. The potential for damaging winds and tornadoes should increase during the afternoon. Cells will have to remain isolated along or ahead of the cold front to have the greatest tornado potential. The Storm Prediction Center states that, “the tornado threat is expected to be greatest from southern Iowa, southwestward into central Missouri, and eastward into southern and central Illinois.” The SPC does also go on to say that, “a strong tornado or two will be possible along this corridor.”
We will be watching all of the data roll in today and will have the latest updates, so continue to check back here for the latest information.