A few more rounds of thunderstorms are on the way before we finally get some slightly quieter weather!
Tuesday Afternoon and Evening
A warm front will be situated over southern Iowa Tuesday afternoon. That will combine with warm, humid air to produce strong thunderstorms especially after 3 p.m. While all areas along and south of I-80 could see severe weather, the best chances for storms will be along and south of Highway 34.
Hail, damaging wind, tornadoes and flash flooding will all be possible especially in southern Iowa. Rainfall totals for these areas could exceed 2″. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for central and southern Iowa until 7 a.m. Wednesday.
What to do
Have a severe weather plan in place. Know where to go if a tornado warning is issued in your area. Monitor the radar with our mobile app. Be sure to follow the Local 5 weather team for the latest information in the upcoming week!
Local 5 Weather: Busting myths surrounding tornadoes
ALERT: A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Appanoose, Lucas, Monroe, & Wayne Counties until 11:00pm.
Rainfall has exceeded 2″ in these areas and unfortunately, more is on the way. Do not drive through flooded roadways! pic.twitter.com/APAtq4y0TR— Brandon Lawrence (@brandonlaw_wx) May 28, 2019
That elevated convection that began in Kansas late this morning has really spared Iowa and northern Missouri from what we were fearing so far.— Taylor Kanost (@WxKanost) May 28, 2019
JUST IN: A Severe T’Storm Watch has been issued for portions of central and southern Iowa. This does not include Polk County, but does include areas surrounding the metro.
This is the area of greatest risk for storms. pic.twitter.com/yrfdK0J69Q— Local 5 Weather (@Local5Weather) May 28, 2019
More rain and storms rolling our way, but these are not likely to be severe. They are likely to produce some heavy downpours, smaller hail and gusty winds though through mid-afternoon. Severe weather will be more likely in S. IA after 5 pm. pic.twitter.com/gohESiTANU— Local 5 Weather (@Local5Weather) May 28, 2019
UPDATE (11:30am)- the *moderate* risk has been shifted to far southern Iowa, and mainly into northern Missouri. There is still an *enhanced* risk of storms in far southern Iowa.
Don’t let your guard down just because the risk has shifted! pic.twitter.com/36DXsGslVU— Brandon Lawrence (@brandonlaw_wx) May 28, 2019
Strong wind gusts up to 60mph are expected to move into Albia by 10:31am.
This storm is tracking east at 40 mph, and will likely impact the Ottumwa area by 11am. @weareiowa5news pic.twitter.com/z9Ula9DA7Z— Brandon Lawrence (@brandonlaw_wx) May 28, 2019
Hail and wind are very likely in southern and central Iowa later today. The tornado threat is still dependent on where the front is located. Prepare as if tornadoes will occur if you live in southern Iowa.— Taylor Kanost (@WxKanost) May 28, 2019
There are currently no severe thunderstorms warnings in effect. Heavy rain, gusty winds and small hail remain a threat in southern Iowa. pic.twitter.com/EwyPuu0Z4z— Local 5 Weather (@Local5Weather) May 28, 2019
A high end severe weather threat is unfolding for central and southern Iowa. All modes of severe weather will be possible after 3 pm today. pic.twitter.com/3nuRrW9tdd— Local 5 Weather (@Local5Weather) May 28, 2019