Much of the plains today is under the risk for severe weather later on this afternoon into evening as daytime heating starts to set up conditions favorable for supercell development. Popcorn storms in southwest Iowa this morning will continue to push to the north, northeast this morning. This afternoon temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 70s with the possibility of seeing the lower 80s in southern Iowa. Dew points will also climb into to the lower 70s so it will feel very humid outside this afternoon. Winds will be strong out of the south, as they will be gusting up to 25mph today. All of these ingredients combined will set up for conditions favorable for strong to severe storms. Key timing of severe storms will be after 4pm and before 11pm tonight. Storms will start in western Iowa this afternoon and will push to the east as the night progresses. Because of this the storm prediction center has place all of Iowa under a slight risk of severe weather and all modes of severe weather are expected. Our team will monitor the weather all afternoon and into the evening hours and will bring you the latest updates on facebook and right here at Iowachase.com.
About Zach Sharpe
My name is Zach. I am currently a junior at Iowa State University majoring in meteorology. I am the lead forecaster for ISCN and also the webmaster.