The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for portions of southern Iowa, extreme eastern and northeastern Kansas, western and northern Missouri, and extreme southeastern Nebraska until 1:00 a.m. tonight.
Primary threats include:
- A few tornadoes likely
- Widespread damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 90 MPH likely
- Scattered large hail events to 1.5″ in diameter possible
Summary: The severe-weather threat in this watch area mainly is two-fold:
- At first, scattered thunderstorms along a nearly stationary front from southeastern Nebraska across southern Iowa with hail, wind and perhaps a tornado;
- A well-organized complex of storms moving out of northeastern Kansas — offering damaging winds potentially reaching hurricane force, and the risk of a few embedded tornadoes.
Stay tuned to the Iowa Weather Network for the latest information.