Scattered Storms Tonight, Active Weather Weekend Ahead

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DES MOINES, Iowa – A few scattered storms will affect southwest Iowa through Thursday evening. Meteorologist Brett McIntyre said widespread severe weather is not expected as a cold front slowly pushes the storms to the east, though a few sporadic warnings–mainly for hail–will be possible.

Behind the front will be some quieter weather on Friday. A few showers will be possible early, but the forecast should remain mainly dry into Saturday evening.

During the day Saturday, severe weather will develop in Nebraska and Kansas. It is likely the complex of storms will be able to maintain itself into the night, with the rough weather pushing into SW Iowa around midnight and closer to the metro near 5 a.m.. Heavy rain will be likely in the overnight hours and early Sunday morning with these storms.

Once the storms lift north with a warm front on Sunday afternoon, the stage will be set for severe weather to redevelop in Central Iowa. Skies should be able to clear out after the morning rain, leading to plenty of heat and humidity for a likely round of severe weather into the evening on Mother’s Day. Hail, damaging winds and tornadoes will all likely be possible until a cold front pushes everything east overnight.

Once the storms exit Sunday into Monday, we will see next week start with a much calmer and drier pattern.

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