Yes, many storms. Todd, luckily *** a lot of them didn’t form until they *** moved a little farther east into far eastern Iowa and now actually into parts of northeastern Missouri, here you see *** a boatload of lightning basically in the northeast corner of Missouri. So if you’re down towards southeast Iowa and you’re looking that direction, you’re probably seeing a hell of a lot of those flashes in the distance. The good news is that these are moving away. Another group of storms is moving east from Iowa City toward the Quad Cities along the Mississippi River. The good news is that most of central Iowa is pretty quiet. We have a small storm that’s going right now, well it started about an hour ago heading towards Madison County, now it’s basically moving right along the county lines of Warren County and then Clark and Lucas County south. So that would be east of New Virginia, south and west of Milo, west of Laconia, basically right off Hwy 69, just south of the turn off of Hwy 65 south of Indianola turning east. Just lightning, just thunder, just a damn short little heavy downpour. Otherwise there is not much going on nationwide. The yellow box still shows you the damn tornado clock coming out tonight though. I think the tornado threat is decreasing here, 77 degrees in Des Moines Point still remains high, we still have a lot of humidity in the air, however the wind is coming from the north and east. Well, that’s not very conducive to tornadic storm formation. So I’d probably expect the northern and western parts of this watch in particular to be shaved off before too long, technically, until midnight. The big risk here has shifted south and east where you see those yellow and especially brown colors. The southeastern parts of Iowa may still be threatened by tornadoes, but I think that further down towards the state line with Missouri and even further east towards the Mississippi River could still be a few sailors going through the night time. The setup has this cold front that has now moved south. So if you’re north of the frontlines, tornado dangers are pretty much nil, high pressure will follow that sometime across the state by tomorrow, bringing us a heck of a lot nicer air. So there’s still a chance for a couple of nighttime storms, mostly generated in southern Iowa, particularly southeastern Iowa, down toward Bloomfield, where we’ve had this near-tornadic storm before, Centerville Cordon, and down into Missouri and then finally by the time If we set off after midnight we should be pretty much ready tomorrow morning when the sun comes up. You look at that sunshine and then a good amount of sunshine and a damn good amount of heat return throughout the day on Monday. Eighties widespread, maybe a few seventies in northeast Iowa, but most of central Iowa will be back in summer mode, especially for the next few days. *** A few more strong, stronger storms, mostly hail, would be the threat as we head out tonight, mostly in south southeast Iowa. Morning. No danger from anything but warmer air. No rain 85 for the high with ***a lot of blue sky. Look at Tuesday’s high, that’s pretty high, 93. In fact, that would be a hell of a new record here at Des Moines. If it works out by the time the front breaks through here on Tuesday, then Tuesday evening, that will put us back into fall mode for the rest of the week, even if we get to the equinox on Thursday itself. The next chance of rain, if you don’t miss it if you don’t get one today, comes around Wednesday and then again on Friday
Storms are still possible in parts of Iowa tonight
A tornado watch was issued through midnight for 26 counties in central and southeast Iowa: Adair, Adams, Appanoose, Boone, Clark, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Guthrie, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Monroe , Polk, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Story, Tama, Taylor, Union, Wapello, Warren, Wayne Weather Outlook: Severe storms possible tonight over south/southeast IowaHail is the top threat followed by tornadoes/destructive windsSunshine for Monday90s for Tuesday Forecast: Sunday night : Some passing clouds . An isolated severe thunderstorm is possible. Low 62F. Wind weak and variable.Monday: Sunny. High around 85F. Wind from the OSE at 5 to 10 mph. Monday night: Mostly clear. Low around 70F. Wind SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Weather Summary: Severe Threat Tonight: Another round of storms is likely to still form in south-central Iowa tonight and move east into the night. Similar to last night, hail will be the biggest threat, with a potential for hail as large as 2 inches in diameter over much of the state’s southeast quadrant. Tornadoes and damaging winds will be secondary threats, particularly southeast of a line from Centerville to Ottumwa to Iowa City. The strongest storms will hit the Mississippi between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. tonight, but some other cells could continue into southern Iowa until midnight. The week ahead: Dryer, sunnier weather returns on Monday before heat waves on Tuesday. For now, we expect low 90’s for Tuesday afternoon highs. The current record high for September 20 in Des Moines is 92° in 1931. A cold front on Tuesday night will drop temperatures back into the 60s/low 70s the rest of the week Rain is possible on Wednesday and Friday this week.
A tornado watch was issued through midnight for 26 counties in Central and Southeast Iowa:
Adair, Adams, Appanoose, Boone, Clark, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Guthrie, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Polk, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Story, Tama, Taylor, Union, Wapello, Warren, wayne
- Severe storms possible over south/southeast Iowa tonight
- Hail is the top threat, followed by tornadoes/destructive winds
- sunshine for monday
- 90s for Tuesday
Sunday night: Some passing clouds. An isolated severe thunderstorm is possible. Low 62F. Wind light and variable.
Monday: Sunny skies. High around 85F. Wind from ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday night: Mostly clear. Low around 70F. Wind SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Major threat tonight: Another round of storms is likely to form in south-central Iowa later this evening and move east into the night. Similar to last night, hail will be the biggest threat, with a potential for hail as large as 2 inches in diameter over much of the state’s southeast quadrant. Tornadoes and damaging winds will be secondary threats, particularly southeast of a line from Centerville to Ottumwa. The strongest storms will hit the Mississippi River between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. tonight, but some other cells could last into southern Iowa until midnight.
Next week: Dryer, sunnier weather returns for Monday before heatwaves on Tuesday. For now, we’re looking at the low 90s for Tuesday afternoon’s highs. The current record high of 20th in Des Moines, 1931 is 92°. A cold front Tuesday night will push temperatures back into the 60s/low 70s for the rest of the week. Rain is possible on Wednesday and Friday this week.