As expected, the Storm Prediction Center is maintaining a slight risk for most of Iowa on Friday. The primary threat from storms that develop tomorrow afternoon is strong damaging winds. An isolated tornado is possible, but the greatest threat for that lies in eastern Nebraska. The atmosphere over the state is expected to destabilize in the mid afternoon hours, touching off a line of strong storms along a frontal boundary.
As the storms push east into central and eastern Iowa, enough instability will fuel the storms and could producing bowing segments capable of producing strong, damaging winds. Overall this is a general threat and no major outbreak is expected at this time. We’ll continue to monitor the threat and bring you an update later this afternoon.