Multiple Rounds of Storms Begin Tonight

day1otlk_1630Three days with a threat of severe weather somewhere in Iowa.  Haven’t seen this in a while but it’s back to send us into September.  Far western Iowa could see some strong storms late tonight as severe weather expected to develop in Nebraska and South Dakota pushes east.

The primary threat is for strong damaging wind and some large hail if any storms make it to western Iowa later tonight.  A more organized threat over Iowa exists Tuesday as a cold front sweeps through the state.  Right now most storms should hold off until the late afternoon or evening.  Again, strong winds and large hail are the primary threats.  As the storms push to the east, portion of Iowa could see heavy rainfall as well.  Flooding remains a concern in some areas, although not as widespread thanks to several days of dry weather.

day3otlk_0730Another wave of energy may enter the state on Wednesday, sparking off another round of showers and thunderstorms before cooler and drier weather finally enter the state.  A slight risk for severe weather is already posted for Wednesday for western portions of Iowa.

All in all an active first half of the week, but it shouldn’t last.  After Wednesday things will settle down with no chances for rain until late into the weekend.  We’ll have more on today’s threat when new information comes in and update tomorrow’s threat for severe weather later this afternoon.

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