Severe Storms Possible in Northern Iowa Monday

Posted May 16, 2017

The National Weather Service in La Crosse says the first round of storms is expected mainly between 1pm and 6pm this afternoon with a few storms capable of large hail and damaging winds.

It has been a relatively quiet start to severe weather season in Central Kansas.

The primary hazards will be damaging wind gusts and large hail. Winds will be breezy with gusts up to 20 miles per hour possible.

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Storms are a little more likely Monday night. Some of the storms could become strong or severe. The sunny and breezy conditions will allow us to warm up even more so for tomorrow, with highs easily cracking into the mid to upper 80s.

Severe storms are likely Thursday, especially for the western half of the state. Overnight lows are expected to drop off into the upper 50s, leading into Mother's Day.

Some thunderstorms are likely to be ongoing early Tuesday morning.

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The Des Moines Metro looks to remain dry, but a few isolated cells may redevelop off some outflow of the complex of storms discussed previous. Since we are talking about a more summer-like air mass, some of these storms that fire up later today could turn strong to severe.

Sat: High: 72 Low: 54 Partly cloudy. The flash flooding risk is also on the rise for Thursday. Beyond our typical 7-day forecast time span, the jet stream pattern still appears active, in that will continue to send storm systems through the state. Stay safe and enjoy this great spring weather while it's here!

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