Heat Holds Strong As Thunderstorm Chances Return

day1otlk_1300Although heat continue to grab all the headlines, thunderstorms could bring some relief to isolated areas of Iowa starting today.  For now, the Storm Prediction Center  is keeping the risk for severe weather to the north of Iowa today, but an isolated severe storms could develop later today, especially over areas of western Iowa.

Most storms should stay north, part of the “ring of fire.”  There are signs this activity could eventually push south into Iowa next week.  Something to keep in mind.  For now the risks for thunderstorms will remain low here in the state.

day2otlk_0600A better chance for organized severe weather could develop over portions of central and western Iowa on Thursday.  All modes of severe weather would be possible if this threat materializes into severe weather.  But at this time that threat remains low and conditional as thunderstorms are often tough to forecast in conditions such as the ones Iowa is dealing with.

As for the heat, really no relief in sight.  Showers and thunderstorms later this week and into the weekend may bring humidity levels down a bit, but temperatures will remain near or above the 90 degree mark heading into next week.

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