Although a Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued this morning, the atmosphere proved to be little help for storms trying to roll through Iowa. With a lack of instability, the showers and thunderstorms just haven’t been able to reach severe limits.
So out attention turns to this evening and early Friday Morning. Once again, severe thunderstorms are expected to develop in eastern Colorado and western Nebraska. And once again these storms are expected to affect western Iowa during the overnight hours.
The Storm Prediction Center has posted a slight risk for parts of western Iowa. Although confusing with the current batch of storms in the area, the threat is actually for storms that haven’t developed yet.
As I said, Colorado and Nebraska are again the focal point for severe weather today. With a strong chance of tornadoes in that area. As the tornadic threat begins to subside, a strong wind event could take shape, sending a line of strong storms towards western Iowa.
Whether or not the severe weather can reach Iowa during the overnight or early morning hours of Friday remains a question. We’ll just have to wait and see.
As always, we’ll bring you the latest right here, and launch another live chat if the weather warrants.