Overnight and early morning storms across Iowa has helped produce a setup that may produce severe weather across Iowa later today. The Storm Prediction Center has posted a slight risk for areas of central and western Iowa for this afternoon and evening.
A cold pool will linger over this area, a remnant of earlier storms. This interaction with our atmosphere will help trigger a new round of strong to severe thunderstorms. Current indications are that strong damaging winds are the primary threat, however an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out. Overall it’s not a serious risk but something worth monitoring as the weather has remained quiet for some time now.
As for the heat, although not as severe as earlier this week, above normal temperatures appear set to continue for some time. We should see highs fall below the 90 degree mark by next week, but it won’t last long as the mercury will once again rise. We’ll continue to monitor today’s threat and bring you updates as needed.