A strong pacific storm system will hit the area Tuesday through Thursday so read on for the details…
The latest visible satellite does show a strong storm system just west of the states that will impact the west coast on Monday. This system will quickly pull to the east and setup a warm frontal zone across the central plains on Tuesday and this is the main reason for a big warm up in temperatures Monday through Tuesday. The moisture will stream far enough north that at least some strong storms will be possible across central and southern Iowa later Tuesday. That said, I do believe the greatest risk will be across southwest into south central Iowa. The dynamics don’t really line up for a tornado event in Iowa but the main threats will be damaging winds and hail.
The backside of the system will hit Wednesday through Thursday with a risk for light snow and gusty northwest winds. Snow accumulations will be overall light across the state. Rain amounts will be light for the most part with locally heavier totals possible under any strong storms. The final forecast will go out Monday so make sure to check back.
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