Late Season Tornadoes Possible for Labor Day

day2otlk_1730The ceremonial end to the summer is upon us.  But that doesn’t mean summer storms are not over here in Iowa.  The Storm Prediction Center has posted a slight risk for severe weather on Labor Day in what is shaping up to be a complicated day of forecasting thunderstorm development.

A strong low pressure system is expected to pass just north of Iowa on Monday, brining a threat of severe weather to Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Although there could be a strong chance of tornadoes, a cap in the atmosphere could prevent thunderstorm development for much of the day.  However, strong wind profiles could enhance the threat of rapid thunderstorm development once storms development.

On the storm chasing front, what makes any storms that may develop difficult to chase is that they are expected to move at a fast pace that would make it tough for any chaser to keep up with them.  Nonetheless this is a situation we’ll keep a very close eye on and bring you updates beginning tomorrow morning. 

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