The risk area has been modified a bit since yesterday, scaling back the threat in eastern Iowa and focusing more on western portions of the state. The bottom line? Timing.
Frontal passage is expected later than first thought. Leftover precipitation and clouds this morning will also cut back on the amount of instability available to storms in our area.
While severe weather remains a threat especially after sunset in eastern Iowa, the overall threat is low and is certainly nothing to write home about. We will continue to monitor any changes in the going forecast, but outside of a late night damaging wind event, there’s little chance of a widespread severe weather event across eastern Iowa.