Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop across northern Iowa this evening, with a few of these possibly being strong to severe. Main threats with any stronger storm will be large hail and damaging wind gusts. These storms will continue into the sunrise hours on Thursday near the Iowa/Minnesota border.
Storms will clear out of the state early, allowing the atmosphere to heat back up and destabilize. This will create another chance for severe weather across much of the state by Thursday afternoon. Storms will develop across northern Iowa after 4pm Thursday and will slowly drift to the east/southeast.
The primary severe risks on Thursday will be large hail, damaging wind gusts, and heavy rain. However, an isolated weak tornado can not be ruled out. The greatest tornado potential would be with any storm that interacts with the boundary across northern Iowa.
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