Warm, humid, and a chance for storms. Sounds like summer in Iowa, doesn’t it? That’s what we’ve got in the forecast for Tuesday.
A weak storm system will track through, bringing a chance for a few pop-up showers and storms Tuesday afternoon, mainly across the northern half of the viewing area. Severe weather is not expected, but gusty wind and a heavy downpour are possible in any storm that does develop.
There may be a couple lingering showers early Wednesday, otherwise we stay dry Wednesday and Thursday, ahead of our next chance for storms later on Friday, Friday night and Saturday.
A cold front will be tracking through our warm, humid airmass, and that will lead to the development of showers and thunderstorms late Friday. The Storm Prediciton Center has the area under a slight risk for severe weather. Damaging wind, heavy rain and hail would be the primary threat. This is still a few days away, so this outlook will change.
Heavy rainfall of a half inch to an inch (locally higher amounts) are possible as it looks now.
Once the cold front tracks through, cooler, drier air from Canada will track in for the weekend and into next week.
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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on August 15, 2016