The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK is considering a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for much of the state. A large complex of showers and thunderstorms is rapidly developing in central Iowa at this hour. Strong, damaging winds are the primary threat with this line, but an isolated tornado or two is possible.
Once these storms pass, the showers will linger for a while, but the severe threat will subside. These storms are running ahead of a cold front pushing through the state. We are monitoring the situation and plan to launch our live chat in about an hour. You can currently see live video from storm chaser Ben McMillan in central Iowa at the post below this one.