Weekend Washout?

975067_10150294443044981_121936189_nAfter a very active day in northern Iowa yesterday, we are now looking at the likelihood of a rainy weekend but we aren’t expecting anything like what we saw yesterday. Early Friday morning we will see some showers in western and they will diminish before they reach central Iowa, then we will dry out for a period and then with the heating of the day we will see some storms start to fire in the afternoon. The environment in western Iowa will likely support severe thunderstorm development so severe thunderstorms will be possible. The main threat with any storms that do become severe will be large hail with the possibility for damaging winds but the bigger threat will be the large hail and this is why the storm prediction center has issued a slight risk for western and portions of central Iowa. Another thing that could be an issue is heavy downpours in some storms. This could cause flash flooding and river flooding due to rainfall amounts over a half inch. Friday won’t be the only day that we could see some severe weather. Saturday also has the probability for severe storms.975028_10150294443039981_797427652_n Rain from Friday night will continue to push to the east in the early morning hours on Saturday and we will then dry out once again. With the heating of the day we will see storms start to fire back up but this time over central Iowa and they will push into eastern Iowa. The storm prediction center has issued a slight risk for central and southeast Iowa on Saturday because of this. The main risk for severe weather on Saturday will be large hail and damaging winds. Sunday will feel like Déjà Vu as it was be dry in the morning and early afternoon, then storms will develop in southern Iowa and will move out Sunday night. Storms that do develop Sunday afternoon will be strong but we are not expecting any severe weather. We will then dry out next week and will remain sunny. Have a great weekend!

Zach Sharpe

My name is Zach Sharpe. I am the president and forecaster for the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. You can find me on Twitter @Stormchaserzach and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/stormchaserzach/

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