Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected to impact Iowa from Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning. A few of these storms will be strong to severe Wednesday late afternoon into evening.
Storms will develop across northeast Nebraska, southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa around noon Wednesday. These storms will grow upscale and will form a line as they advance to the southeast. Damaging winds, widespread and frequent lightning, and heavy rain will be the primary threats. However, an isolated tornado or two can not be ruled out across southwest and south central Iowa.
As of now, it appears central to eastern Iowa are locations likely to receive the highest rainfall totals with over two inches of rain possible in some locations. As a result of the heavy rain, flash flooding/flooding cannot be ruled out at this time, especially in northeastern Iowa, where the ground is already saturated from last week’s rains.
If you have outdoor activities planned, make sure you have a place to seek shelter should it be necessary, and make sure you to download our Storm Hunter WX app to receive important weather information.