(Area) The forecast for southwest Iowa looks a little stormy this afternoon, and according to the National Weather Service in Des Moines, storm spotters may be needed this between 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Rod Donavon, with the National Weather Service in Des Moines says the culprit is a cold front that is heading our way.
“That will basically be centered from about Waterloo, Des Moines even back towards the Atlantic region by mid afternoon,” said Donavon. “We are expecting thunderstorms to develop along that boundary and certainly a few severe storms with hail possibly up to a half dollar size and maybe gusty winds around 50 mph developing around that.”
Donavon says this storm has had a history of laying down small hail.
“These storms that we’ve had over the last 24 hours have been pretty proficient hail producers where it’s been a lot of nickel and quarter size hail and we could expect certainly those type of storms again today,” said Donavon.
Donavon says rain will continue Wednesday into Wednesday night with a few non-severe thunderstorms dropping 2-inch rains along the front that could lead to rising banks in area rivers.
April 30, 2013