The Storm Prediction Center is anticipating the need for watches for a large portion of Iowa over the next several hours. You can see in the graphic to the left the are the SPC is monitoring. As we’ve been reporting all morning, the main threats will come from strong winds and large hail. An isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out.
With the atmosphere growing more unstable with each passing minute, explosive thunderstorm development is expected once the cold front breaks the cap preventing storms from starting so far. We are monitoring the latest trends and will launch our live coverage when needed this afternoon and evening.