(Updated) Hazardous Weather Outlook for Western/Central IA

Weather

May 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

1127 AM CDT WED MAY 2 2012 
DAY ONE…THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT:
 
 THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS ALL OF CENTRAL IOWA WITH A MODERATE RISK IN A SMALL AREA OF WEST CENTRAL IOWA. TIMING WILL BE FROM LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT WITH  DAMAGING WINDS…LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED TORNADOES ALL POSSIBLE. HEAVY RAINS AND LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING MAY OCCUR AS WELL.

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY:

CHANCES FOR THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE OFF AND ON RIGHT THROUGH  EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE BEST POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WEATHER IN THIS PERIOD APPEARS TO BE LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND THURSDAY EVENING FROM CENTRAL INTO SOUTHERN IOWA WHERE A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER CONTINUES. DAMAGING  WINDS…LARGE HAIL…LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS AND ISOLATED TORNADOES ALL REMAIN POSSIBLE. DETAILS REGARDING THE SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL IN THE LATER PERIODS WILL BE BETTER DEFINED IN THE COMING DAYS.