Much of Iowa has been dumped on over the past 24 hours and more rain is expected this afternoon and tonight. National Weather Service meteorologist Mindy Albrecht says a cold front is pushing through the state.
"Along and ahead of that cold front, we have some warm moist air that’s going to contribute to additional chances for showers and thunderstorms throughout the afternoon and early evening hours," Albrecht said.
"We’re looking at a slight to moderate risk across southeast Iowa of severe weather. We could see large hail, damaging winds and maybe an isolated tornado." A Wind Advisory is posted for nearly a dozen counties in northwest Iowa.
Albrecht says wind gusts in that part of the state could hit 50 miles per hour. The greatest threat for severe weather is this evening in southeast Iowa. Dry conditions and temperatures in the 60s should return this weekend.
Albrecht says showers and thunderstorms are expected again on Friday, but no rain’s in the forecast for Saturday or Sunday.