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Severe Weather Possible in Southern Iowa

Posted: Saturday, October 13th, 2012 at 6:31 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News - Brad Gaspelin

Rain will continue to fall throughout the day today. We’re expected to receive over an inch in all from this system, eventually catching up to the one and a quarter inches that we would have on average by this time in October. The National Weather Service now says severe weather could occur late this afternoon and this evening, mainly between 4 and 8pm. KNIA/KRLS’s Severe Weather Action Team is on alert and will give you non-stop coverage if severe weather strikes.

The full National Weather Service report is below:

A cold front over the High Plains will move into western Iowa this evening, and pass east of the state Sunday morning. Warm and moist air will be drawn north ahead of the front and bring numerous thunderstorms to the state. Strong to severe storms will be possible. Small hail is possible about anywhere in the state today into the evening. Severe weather will be possible over the southeast with large hail and high winds a possibility late this afternoon and early evening. An isolated tornado is possible along the Missouri border. The threat of severe weather will end by 8 PM or so with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms continuing overnight in most areas, and over the east Sunday morning.