LOOKING AHEAD: More of the Same

day1otlk_2000 Don’t expect any changes in the weather pattern anytime soon.  Severe weather could impact parts of western and central Iowa late tonight and into Friday morning.  That could very well happen again on Friday but the timing might be a little different.

As we said before, a slight risk remains in effect for Thursday for the western part of Iowa.  But this threat is actually for the overnight hours into Friday morning.  Severe weather is expected to develop in Colorado and Nebraska before moving towards Iowa.  Storms could also remain intact across the state on Friday morning.  This will have to be watched.

day2otlk_1730 Another round is expected to develop in Nebraska on Friday and again, these storms will move into Iowa during the late night hours.  This will keep the threat for tornadoes at a minimum over Iowa, but large hail and especially strong damaging winds are possible with any severe storms over the next 48 hours.

day3otlk_0730 As we look even FURHTER ahead, strong storms on Saturday should stay south of Iowa, but this will have to be closely watched as the models have had a tough time on the exact placement of these storm systems. Sunday brings another threat of severe weather to the Great Plains, but at this time it’s too soon to tell if that will translate into another severe threat for Iowa.

All in all a busy time ahead for storm chasers to our west.  Here it looks more like general thunderstorms are a likelihood and warmer and more humid air moves back into Iowa.

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