Today marks the first day of Iowa’s severe weather awareness week. Our first day highlights severe thunderstorms and the associated risks.
A tornado watch has been issued for western Iowa through 11:00 p.m. tonight. Tornadoes, large hail to 3″, and damaging winds to 75 MPH are all possible.
Another round of storms expected today over southern Iowa with large hail, damaging winds, and an isolated tornado possible
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for much of northeast and east central Iowa through 2:00 a.m. Damaging winds to 70 MPH, large hail to 2″, and a tornado or two are possible.
A tornado watch has been issued for north central and northeast Iowa through 10:00 p.m. Tornadoes, damaging winds to 75 MPH, and large hail to 2″ possible.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of western Iowa through 10:00 p.m. Large hail to 2″ and damaging wind gusts to 70 MPH possible.
Severe thunderstorm watches are in effect for most areas along and west of Interstate 35 through late tonight. Large hail to ping pong size, damaging winds to 70 MPH, and a tornado or two will be possible.
Nearly every location recorded record high temperatures today, including a 144-year-old record in Dubquue — Ulysses S. Grant was president at the time.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of northeast Iowa through 8:00 p.m. this evening. Large hail to 2″ and damaging winds to 70 MPH possible.
An enhanced risk of severe weather is in place over southwestern Iowa late this afternoon and evening for the potential of large hail, damaging winds, and an isolated tornado.