Severe Storms Return Tuesday & Wednesday

Severe Storm Outlook

Strong to severe thunderstorms associated with a threat for large hail, wind damage and a few tornadoes are expected to develop across the northern Plains, Upper Mississippi Valley and Mid Missouri Valley on Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Storms are forecast to develop across the Dakotas after 5pm Tuesday, and will line out. This line of storms will begin to enter northwest Iowa after 10pm Tuesday. At this time, it appears that the southern extent of this line will be weakening as it enters into northwest Iowa, which is why the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed this area under a marginal risk. Storms that are severe will only pose a hail and damaging wind threat.

Wednesday severe weather threat

The severe threat will then shift to the east on Wednesday to northeast Iowa. Once again, this threat appears to be low due to storms and cloud cover remaining over the state Wednesday morning. These clouds and storms should prevent the atmosphere from becoming unstable, so this is why only a marginal risk of severe weather exists Wednesday afternoon.

Check back to for the latest updates regarding this severe weather threat.

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Zach Sharpe

My name is Zach Sharpe. I am the president and forecaster for the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. You can find me on Twitter @Stormchaserzach and on Facebook at:

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