The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has issued a Tornado Watch for 2 counties in western Iowa. This watch will remain in effect until 11:00pm. The tornado watch includes portions of Nebraska and Kansas and just barely reaches Iowa.
Strong to severe thunderstorms should rapidly develop this afternoon within this watch area and move into Iowa later tonight. These storms have a capability of producing large hail, strong winds and a few tornadoes.
Western Iowa could see severe weather late this evening. We’ll continue to monitor the situation and bring you latest throughout the afternoon and evening. If needed we’ll launch our live coverage of tonight’s severe weather.