Getting Active Again

1044869_10150299850989981_2039325221_nAfter a stretch of quiet weather, things are starting to look active once again. The storm prediction center has issued a slight risk for Monday and Tuesday for much of the state of Iowa. Monday will start off dry and warm as temperatures will climb into the lower 90s for highs. Dew points will be in the mid 60s which will make it feel very humid and sticky out. This will help ignite storms in the late evening hours. The timeframe for storms will be after 11pm Monday and before 4am Tuesday. Main risks with any storms will be large hail and damaging wind gusts.

On Tuesday there is some concern with how much cloud cover will be 943557_10150299850964981_66531262_nholding around after Monday night storms. This could inhibit storm development later in the day. However, Tuesday does bring the greatest risk of severe weather to the state. It does look like there will be clearing from the west which will help destabilize the atmosphere. This will cause storms to redevelop in the late afternoon hours on Tuesday along the advancing cold front. Dynamics will support organized storms including super cells and bowing storms. Because of this, the main risks with the storms on Tuesday afternoon into the evening hours will be very large hail, and strong damaging winds. We will continue to keep an eye on these risks and will bring you the very latest on Facebook and right here at

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:

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