Some Storms Today, Bigger Event Tomorrow

day1otlk_1300A slight risk for severe weather is posted for parts of northern and western Iowa today.  This is a very minimal threat but one worth talking about nonetheless.  Basically there’s no dynamic system out there, just the potential of enough instability without a cap that could lead to some thunderstorm development.

The atmosphere is supportive of all modes of severe weather in these areas, but again, there is not much support for development.  If something can get going it could turn into a supercell, the energy is out there so this situation bears watching.

Otherwise, a more substantial event could be in the works for Saturday.  We’ll have more on that this afternoon once the latest outlook is released.  But for a quick preview, the greatest threat for Saturday will exist over the northern half of Iowa.  More on Saturday’s storm threat in a few hours.

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