Severe weather should stay south and east of Iowa today. The storm system that brought strong winds, large hail and a few tornadoes will affect parts of Missouri, Illinois and Indiana today. For more on our chase yesterday, you can find pictures below. I hope to have video posted later today on YouTube.
As that storm system moves out of the Midwest, we turn our attention to the next big weather maker set to affect parts of Iowa on Friday. The Storm Prediction Center has posted a slight risk for parts of eastern and central Iowa for that day. Timing will be crucial with this scenario, but with a frontal boundary pushing through late afternoon or early evening, the ingredients are there for another round of severe weather.
At this time, the event looks somewhat similar to yesterday’s storms. The tornado risk is unclear, so strong winds and large hail might be the primary threat. We’ll monitor any changes and bring you an update tomorrow morning when new data comes in.
In the meantime, we’ll work on editing and posting our video from yesterday’s chase. I have plenty of video to sift through and will try and slow down some of the more vivid lightning strokes we captured and time lapse the incredible shelf clouds we found in western Iowa.