FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY for severe storms Saturday

Posted April 13, 2018

I think the greatest potential for severe weather will remain south of I-20 based on this afternoon's model data.

A powerful spring storm will move our way Friday night and Saturday. The Storm Prediction Center does have much of the area in a "Slight" risk for severe thunderstorms on Friday.

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And while the storm is still a few days away, Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich is keeping an eye on what's happening in the Midwest. The main threats are looking to be more high winds and large hail, but an isolated tornado can't be ruled out. As this moves in it will spark up showers and storms along the dry line Friday afternoon.

The clouds will not yield any rain and will likely clear out by Thursday afternoon, which means warm temperatures are a given, with mid-80s on tap for most areas. ALL modes of severe weather are possible!

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Wind gusts on the order of 30 to 35 miles per hour will be quite common across the area tomorrow, and a wind advisory will likely be issued. Rainfall accumulation forecasts are expected to range between.25-inches to.75-inches in the heaviest downpours.

One of the best ways to monitor the where you live and receive those severe weather alerts is through our FREE KTRE First Alert weather app. on both your smart phone and tablet devices. As cold air quickly wraps around the system, this will all change over to a wintry mix in northern Iowa Saturday afternoon, to snow Saturday night and Sunday across the rest of eastern Iowa. Nights will drop back to near freezing. Looks like we'll see plenty of sun for the first half of next week too. Temperatures will be falling through the 60s, and bottom out overnight in the middle and low 50.

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