This is the second day of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa and it’s living up to its name. Heavy rain and severe thunderstorms rumbled across the state on Monday and they’ll continue today. Miles Schumacher is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Schumacher says the most of the severe weather will be in the south and southeast half of the state in the mid afternoon and early evening. Schumacher says there were reports of severe thunderstorms and hail on Monday and early this morning. He says they had reports of hail from nickel size to some golf ball size. The golf ball size hail was reported in Dallas County.
Tomorrow, the statewide Tornado Drill is scheduled to take place. Schumacher was asked if the drill will be postponed if the thunderstorm threat continues. He says the severe weather should be out of the way by then.
The drill is supposed to begin Wednesday morning at 10:00.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City