Severe weather possible across southern IA Saturday afternoon

News, Weather

August 16th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 11:30-a.m.) The National Weather Service in Des Moines reports there is a “Slight” risk for severe storms Saturday into Saturday night across the state and much of the region. Threats include hail and damaging winds over much of the state. There is a tornado threat across southwest Iowa. Locally heavy rain is anticipated at times as well.

Officials urge you to “Remain weather-ready Saturday into Saturday evening for the potential of storms in your area.” Monitor the latest forecast, and have a plan of action ready if severe weather threatens. Warmer temperatures are forecast by Monday and Tuesday.