Storms and heavy rain ahead

Severe risk for Sunday

After a quiet night, storm chances will begin to increase in Iowa on Sunday morning. It looks like an area of ​​rain will move into the central part of the state by midday (below).

Sunday’s highs will be a little colder than Saturday after a weak cold frontal passage, and with more cloudiness and scattered precipitation.

Sunday Highs

Another area of ​​stronger storms appears possible early Monday morning, as seen below, as a disturbance aloft moves across Iowa.

Highs will be a little warmer again on Monday.

Highs Monday

That heat will fuel scattered storms later in the day and into the night. Some of them could be strong and contain heavy rain.

Monday severe weather risk

The Storm Prediction Center has also placed the state in its outlook for Day 4, as seen below.

Highs will climb back into the 80s on Tuesday (below), even after a series of possibly strong storms move through early in the day (second image).

Tuesday Highs

Late in the day, the combination of moisture and warm air will provide fuel for stronger storms later in the evening, as seen in the image below.

Below is the European computer model’s precipitation prediction for Sunday night into Tuesday in Iowa.

It looks like at this point we’ll see a break in showers Wednesday through Friday, and then a return to storm chances early Saturday. However, the forecast becomes more uncertain after Thursday night.

We’ll be here at WHO13 to keep an eye on the weather ahead!