Severe Storms Possible Thursday Evening

DES MOINES, Iowa – Parts of Iowa could see active weather this afternoon into tonight. A Tornado Watch is in effect until 9 p.m. for southwest Iowa.

As a warm front lifts over the area, showers will continue to dissipate and temperatures will warm slightly across central Iowa with the next round of rain expected to arrive this evening.  It will start in western Iowa around 5 p.m. as a cold front enters the state and pushes east through the evening.

The best chance for storms in central Iowa will be between 7 and 10  p.m. A slight risk is in place for central Iowa with an enhanced risk for southwest Iowa.

This means that scattered strong to severe storms are going to be possible with the main threats being strong winds, heavy rain, and some hail.

Scattered showers will be possible until midnight with skies clearing from the west overnight. This will drop temperatures into the upper 40s for early Friday with dry conditions expected through the weekend.