The Ottumwa Courier

Southeast Iowa

June 24, 2013

Severe risk returns to forecast

OTTUMWA — Storms are back in the forecast for Iowa, with severe weather possible through at least Tuesday.

The Storm Prediction Center places the entire state in the slight risk category for Monday. Iowa forms an eastern bulge to an area that includes most of the upper plains. But smaller portions of the risk area extend all the way to the Texas panhandle.

All forms of severe weather are possible today, though strong winds and hail appear to be the biggest risks. The chance of tornadoes, while present, is low.

The picture changes a bit on Tuesday, when the slight risk category moves to the upper Midwest. The northeastern two thirds of Iowa is included, but that's close enough to southeast Iowa to be worth watching. Forecasters expect the biggest threat Tuesday to be in an area encompassing southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

Storms shift southeast on Wednesday, with the Ohio River valley the main focus. A sliver of eastern Iowa is in the slight risk area. As with Tuesday it doesn't include our coverage area, but it's close enough to bear watching.

Temperatures will remain somewhat above normal this week, with daily highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Current forecasts show the heat breaking Friday night, when lows will dip to the mid-60s.

Mid-July sees the hottest average temperatures each year. The average high hits 86 degrees July 5 and stays there through July 23. That's when the averages begin their long dip toward winter.

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