The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has issued a slight risk for the southern half of Iowa. This risk will remain in effect until 7:00am Thursday morning. The primary risk from this threat is large hail. Several rounds of strong storms have moved through the state, leaving behind numerous reports of hail larger than 1.00” in diameter.
There is also a secondary threat of strong gusty winds with any overnight thunderstorms. No widespread problems are expected but some areas could see brief damaging gusts before morning.
This is all in association with a storm system well to our south, ejecting round after round of showers and thunderstorms into Iowa. With so much cold air still overhead Iowa, hail is having no problem developing in the most elevated storms. We’ll follow the latest throughout the night and bring you more. If needed, we’ll relaunch our live chat and pass along the latest information on severe weather reports there.