Moderate Risk of Severe Weather

“Significant severe thunderstorms will be possible across parts of the southern and central Great Plains Tuesday afternoon into the nighttime hours. Tornadoes, some strong, will be possible, in addition to very large hail and damaging winds. Additional isolated strong storms are possible across parts of the Ohio Valley to the middle Atlantic coast region.”

That is the latest summary from the Storm Prediction Center as of 12:45pm today. Tuesday is setting up to be a very dynamic day for portions of Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma. If you have family that lives in these states, you should check with them to make sure they are aware of the severe risks.

The Storm Prediction Center goes on to say that due to the lack in strength of the low-level winds, this has kept them from issuing a high risk. Currently a moderate risk of severe weather has been issued for these states. Depending on how things evolve today and tomorrow morning, a high risk may be issued, but will need to see a few more better dynamics appear.

Even though a high risk has not been issued, the Storm Prediction Center states that, “numerous severe thunderstorms are still anticipated with all severe threats possible, including very large hail and a strong tornado or two.”

Here in the state of Iowa, only a slight risk of severe weather has been issued for the southwest corner. The severe threats in this slight risk will be large hail and damaging wind gusts. Continue to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest 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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