Severe Storms Possible This Afternoon, Tonight

DES MOINES, Iowa – The WHO-HD Weather Team is monitoring the possibility for severe weather this afternoon into tonight.

According to Meteorologist Megan Salois, much of north central  and northeastern Iowa is under a slight risk for seeing severe thunderstorms.

A tropical airmass is in place over the state with hot and humid conditions expected this afternoon. Highs will reach the upper 80s with dewpoints in the 70s. The hot, humid conditions could lead to thunderstorm development after 4 p.m.

Salois said the best chances for strong storms will come tonight after 8 p.m. when a cold front will start to move through the state. The Des Moines-metro could see isolated storms between 10 p.m. and 12 a.m.

Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are all possible from the storms. Rain of 1-2 inches is also possible with some of the heavier downpours.

The storms should move out of central Iowa during overnight hours.



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