Hazardous Weather Outlook – May 2nd 2012

Weather

May 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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604 AM CDT WED MAY 2 2012

FAR WEST/SOUTHWEST IOWA: STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE FROM LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. STORMS ARE LIKELY TO DEVELOP LATE THIS AFTERNOON FROM CENTRAL TO NORTHEAST NEBRASKA…THEN SPREAD SOUTHEASTWARD THROUGH THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT HOURS INTO EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA. THE MAIN THREAT AREA FOR SEVERE WEATHER ON WEDNESDAY WILL BE ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80. LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE THE MAIN THREAT…AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL ALSO IS POSSIBLE.

WEST CENTRAL/CENTRAL IOWA: LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT THE POTENTIAL FOR THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE WITH A MODERATE RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER FROM CENTRAL INTO WEST CENTRAL IOWA AND A SLIGHT RISK ELSEWHERE. DAMAGING WINDS…LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE ALL POSSIBLE. HEAVY RAINS AND LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING MAY OCCUR AS WELL.

CHANCES FOR THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE OFF AND ON RIGHT THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.  SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT.