After a very long and stormy night (and morning too), Iowa faces yet another threat of severe weather later today. As you can see in the graphic to the left the Storm Prediction Center is focusing its attention on southern Iowa.
Later this afternoon, the atmosphere should once again destabilize, especially in southwest Iowa. Thunderstorms are expected to start to our southwest and Kansas and quickly develop further north into Iowa. Supercells should take shape capable of producing large hail and a few tornadoes.
These storms will track across the state during the evening and overnight hours producing yet another threat for a long duration severe weather event. Besides strong winds, hail and tornadoes, heavy rain could fall over areas already saturated by the previous round.
We are monitoring this threat for Iowa and plan to bring you an update later this afternoon. As always, should conditions warrant, we’ll launch our live coverage if needed.