Severe Weather Saturday

Iowa Moderate Convective Outlook

Not much has changed since this morning. Overnight the Storm Prediction Center issued a moderate risk for severe weather across portions of Nebraska and western Iowa. This area will be the area with the greatest potential for very large hail, damaging winds and even isolated tornadoes. Storms will develop across central Nebraska in the late afternoon to early evening hours. Storms will then push to the east throughout the night, and as they do, they will begin to line out. Storms will still be strong to severe as they push across western Iowa and on into central Iowa. If you live in the slight risk (green shaded area), your risks will be large hail and damaging winds. Storms will then push on into eastern Iowa by early Sunday morning.

Rain will be likely the first half of Sunday for eastern Iowa, however, if you live in central and western Iowa, you will be dry on Sunday. Another risk with these storms on Saturday will be the heavy rain. Rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches will be possible across western Iowa. These storms will be producing heavy rains and this will lead to flash flooding.

Our chase team will be leaving central Iowa tonight and will be heading to central Nebraska. We will have live video from the field. as well as the very latest updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and of course, right here at

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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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