(ATLANTIC) A cold front will be moving through the State this afternoon into the evening bringing a chance of scattered storms.
Carl Jungbluth with the National Weather Service in Des Moines says the storms could reach the Atlantic area between 3 and 6 pm.
“We’re not looking for widespread severe weather, although some is possible. We have a lot of instability in the air that will lend itself to possibly some large hail and gusty winds,” said Jungbluth. “The threats from the storm prediction center do mention a tornado, but looking at things this morning we’re not looking at a strong tornado threat by any means, can’t rule it out though. We could see a downpour, but not any kind of sustained heavy rain out of these.”
Jungbluth said today will be the hottest day of the week and then it should cool off. He said there is another slight chance of storms on Tuesday and again on Thursday and Friday.