FORECASTERS SAY IOWA IS IN FOR A STORMY WEEKEND
(Des Moines) The National Weather Service in Des Moines says a significant storm system will impact the state over the weekend. Carl Jungbluth, meteorologist with the National Weather Sevice, says the main threat will be over eastern Iowa, but everyone else should be on the lookout.
“If thunderstorms do move into the area, the potential for them to produce hail or wind or even tornadoes is still there, the chances aren’t as high as in the northeast but they’re still there and there is still a significant risk possibility if thunderstorms do occur,” said Jungbluth.
Forecasters say there are two primary rounds of severe weather expected Saturday evening and then again on Sunday afternoon and evening. The storm may carry with it very large hail and isolated tornadoes Saturday, especially north of Interstate 80. Strong and potentially long tracked tornadoes, very large hail and damaging winds are all possible with Sunday's event.
Strong and gusty winds are likely Monday with wind gusts in excess of 45-miles per hour possible.