New Week Brings New Threat of Severe Weather

day1otlk_1630Summer-time weather just doesn’t want to let go of Iowa just yet. As you can see in the graphic to the left, the Storm Prediction Center has posted a slight risk for much of western Iowa today.  Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to develop later this afternoon in portions of Nebraska.

Those storms will be capable of producing strong winds, large hail and tornadoes.  Large hail appears to be the primary threat for Nebraska today.  As the storms push east into Iowa, strong winds are the primary threat, but we’ll have to keep an eye on all modes of severe weather as a threat after sunset.

We will have to keep a close eye on this threat because it may linger well after sunset, when many are going to bed.  We’ll monitor the situation later today and continue to bring you updates.  If needed we’ll launch our live severe weather coverage this evening in case storms threaten western Iowa.

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