Severe Weather Threat Organizing

Untitled A slight risk for severe weather is posted for all of eastern Iowa.   That threat could increase as the morning drags on.  The Storm Prediction Center anticipates rapid destabilization across the region as a strong frontal system makes its way into the state.

Also working in the favor of organized severe weather, good shear parameters.  As mentioned by the National Weather Service in Des Moines, the best shear environment is taking shape in the southeastern quarter of the state.  This is where the best chance for tornadic development will exist this afternoon.

Untitled2 The entire area is under a 5% tornado threat.  This could increase as the exact timing and placement of the storm is more clear and will be monitored in later convective outlooks.

All in all this looks like a threatening late-summer storm system that will bear extremely close watching.  Our chase team will be prepared for any scenarios and we hope to provide you updates throughout the day as best we can.

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