Significant Severe Weather Threat Wednesday

All eyes are on Wednesday currently, as a storm system will bring the potential for severe storms by Wednesday afternoon. First, a cold front will move into Iowa Tuesday morning. Showers and thunderstorms will be likely Tuesday morning due to this front. The front will eventually advance off to the southeast and will become stalled across southern Iowa near the Missouri border by Tuesday evening.

Strong storms and heavy rainfall will be possible along this front Tuesday evening. Storms that do become strong will have the capabilities of producing strong winds and hail. Eventually this stalled front will lift back to the north as a warm front, and should be positioned between highway 30 and interstate 80 by Wednesday afternoon.

Dynamics across southern Iowa are supportive of supercells. At this time, all modes of severe weather, including tornadoes will be possible. Where this warm front sets up will need to be watched closely, as the best dynamics for tornadoes will be along the warm front. As of Monday afternoon, it appears the greatest threat for tornadoes will be south of highway 30, and east of Interstate 35.

Our team plans to be out in the Storm Hunter powered by New Way Ford, and will be streaming live from the field. Continue to check back to for additional severe weather updates.

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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