Watch Cancelled, Focus Shifts to Friday Wind Threat

day2otlk_1730Early this morning a Severe Thunderstorm Watch that was in effect for northwest Iowa was cancelled.  Strong storms stayed north of Iowa and later weakened.  As a result the watch was cancelled before its original expiration time of 4:00am.

Focus now shift to today’s wind threat as a frontal boundary moves through Iowa.  This slight risk for severe weather primarily affects central and eastern Iowa late this afternoon and evening.  Bowing lines of showers and thunderstorms may develop, producing winds in excess of 60mph.  An isolated hail storm or tornado is possible but chances for both are remote.

The focus is on wind as the atmosphere ahead of the front should have plenty of time to destabilize in the morning and afternoon.  We’ll keep an eye on any changes to the forecast throughout the day and bring you the latest.

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