Minor Threat for Strong Storms This Weekend

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The weather has been rather tranquil here in Iowa in recent days.  That’s both good and bad news.  Good for summer plans, but bad for summer field work.  There are no serious threats of rain in the forecast, but one we’ll keep a close eye on could produce a strong thunderstorm or two over parts of Iowa late in the day on Sunday.

A frontal boundary will likely stall out over the state.  Although not a lot of instability, there will be some ingredients available to the boundary to trigger a few thunderstorms.  If that happens, some could turn marginally severe, producing some large hail and brief strong wind gusts.

At this time, there does not appear to be any support for a more organized or widespread outbreak of precipitation let alone severe weather.  We are dry and it appears we are going to stay that way for some time.  We’ll have more on the ongoing struggles facing parts of the state because they’re not seeing a lack of rain later today. 

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