Although not as oppressive as earlier this week, above normal temperatures will continue across Iowa as it appears a quick transition to summer remains the norm. Our next chance for organized storms comes on Sunday when a frontal boundary is expected to push through Iowa. The exact timing remains in question and that could play a big role in the threat of severe weather the state might face.
A modest outbreak of severe weather is expected in Nebraska and the Dakotas on Saturday, where conditions are more favorable for severe weather. As the front passes through Iowa on Sunday, we could see a few organized storms develop but at this time the greatest risk lies in the threat of strong, damaging winds.
Looking into next week, things are expected to get active, but at this time that doesn’t mean any major outbreaks of severe weather will affect Iowa. A summer like set up could take shape, giving the state the chance for several rounds of showers and thunderstorms next week. Whether or not this pattern will translate into chances of severe weather remains to be seen.