Strong Storms Could Bring Much Needed Rain

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A very slight risk for severe weather is possible across a narrow corridor that includes portions of central and eastern Iowa later today.  The primary threat for severe weather today, in fact, lies further to the north and east across portions of Wisconsin.

That’s where storms could re-fire early this afternoon before additional storms fire up over Iowa sometime around the 4-5pm timeframe.  The primary threat from these storms will be strong wind gusts and some large hail.  At this time a tornado cannot be ruled out but is not expected over Iowa.

Not much to get excited about here, except the possibility that the state could see some much needed rain.  Conditions have reached drought status in parts of Iowa with much of the state at least reported abnormally dry.

This is bad timing for farmers, as corn begins to enter the pollination phase and moisture is badly needed.  Not expecting any major rainfall totals from today’s storms, but every bit helps.

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