An extremely small risk for severe weather today was maintained by the Storm Prediction Center since Sunday. Today that minimal risk was upgraded to a low-end slight risk. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop along a frontal boundary through the day and night today, bringing parts of the state a threat of large hail and strong, damaging wind gusts.
There is no risk for tornadoes in Iowa today. The risk seems more like what the state sees during a stormy summer day. With all the instability in the atmosphere, storms are expected to develop throughout the day, with some reaching severe limits.
This is certainly not a good scenario for a storm chase because storms could fire just about anywhere. Not much to do except get ready for the chance of strong to severe storms developing almost anywhere at any time today and tonight.