The front continues to track east across central Iowa. Ahead of the front it is still very warm and humid. Clouds have been increasing across eastern Iowa in the last couple of hours. The sky is cloudy along and behind the cold front. The clouds are starting to clear in far NW Iowa. Once the front crosses your location the wind direction will shift from the SW to the N/NW. The temperatures will also drop into the 60s with the rain cooled air.
The next image is the radar. Right along and just behind the front is where the thunderstorms are located. Behind that…rain showers extended about 75 miles west of the front. There have been a few showers developing in parts of eastern Iowa ahead of the line of storms. Some of the storms may produce some gusty winds up to 40 mph with heavy downpours. The threat for severe weather is low and as the sun goes down the severe threat will end. The storms will weaken as they track east into eastern Iowa.
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This post was written by Schnack on June 20, 2012