Significant Severe Weather Expected Wednesday

There is a slight risk for severe storms late Wednesday afternoon into the evening. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a slight risk of severe weather for a good portion of the state, however, portions of this slight risk may need to be upgraded by Wednesday.

As of right now, all forms of severe weather will be possible, with isolated tornadoes, large hail up to baseball size, damaging wind gusts up to 80 mph, and locally heavy rainfall will also be possible. Something we will have to watch closely is how long storms from Tuesday night stick around into Wednesday. It appears that storms will clear out early enough in the morning Wednesday that the atmosphere will be able to recover and destabilize by Wednesday afternoon.

Dew points are expected to climb into the low 70’s, which is very tropical feeling, and will provide the fuel for severe storm development. Storms will develop after 3pm to the west of the I-35 corridor Wednesday and will continue to the east through the evening hours.

With it still being a couple days away, things are likely to change so please monitor the forecast for updates in the coming days regarding this threat of severe weather.

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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: https://www.facebook.com/stormchaserzach/

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