Severe Storms Expected to Skirt South of Iowa

day1otlk_1300 A complex storm system will ramp up for another round of severe weather across the Upper Midwest today, but that threat does not include Iowa.  The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK modified their slight risk today and took Iowa out of the mix.  Why? Because the warm front expected to be the focal point of severe weather today will not move as far north as first thought.

This will keep the primary threat for tornadoes near the triple point in the Kansas City area.  This change in the forecast should limit the threat of severe weather in Iowa to a slim chance of hail late tonight for counties in extreme southern parts of the state.

As for areas just to our south, they are in store for a night of severe weather and heavy rain as the storm system moves through.  Storm chaser Ben McMillan will be out in Missouri today and will provide a live stream later today.  Check back later today for more on today’s severe weather in the Midwest.

gfs_slp_036m Looking further ahead, not much to write home about.  Quieter weather will take hold across Iowa.  The good news is that also means an eventual warm up back to more normal temperatures for this time of year.  The next storm system showing up on the long range models won’t reach our area for a few days and doesn’t look too threatening at this time.

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