Storms Bring Much Needed Relief to Iowa

day1otlk_1300Rain can really dampen someone’s spirits, but not today.  Rain cooled air is music to many people’s ears after a week of oppressive heat over Iowa.  Thunderstorms developed last night and a large complex of showers and thunderstorms set up shop over eastern Iowa this morning.  More storms may develop later this evening, especially across parts of northern Iowa.

As a result, the Storm Prediction Center has issued a slight risk for this portion of Iowa.  This is a very marginal risk that is primarily for strong wind gusts.  The tornado threat and much of the large hail threat should stay in the Dakotas today and tonight.

A weak frontal boundary draped over the state is doing little to support thunderstorm development, as a result, I don’t see much in the way of organized severe weather.  Perhaps similar to last night, we’ll see an isolated warning or two.  Even so, we’ll monitor any changes in the current forecast and bring you updates as conditions warrant.

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