Severe Weather Threat Minimal Today

day1otlk_1630Showers and thunderstorms that moved across portions of Iowa this morning have weakened.  There is a very stable air mass now taking hold over Iowa in the aftermath of the remnants from last night’s severe weather in the Dakotas.

As a result, the Storm Prediction Center has dropped the severe risk area for much of Iowa, with the exception of far southwest Iowa.  This is the one area where the greatest instability may exist later today.  If strong to severe thunderstorms can develop, large hail and some strong wind gusts are the greatest threat.  That’s most likely to happen in areas of Nebraska, but not here.  We’ll continue to monitor the latest trends as the storm system continues to push through the state, but at this time that progress should come with little consequence to Iowa.

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