Tornado, severe thunderstorm watches issued; threat continues into overnight
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Another round of severe weather is possible in Eastern Iowa this evening into the overnight. A Tornado Watch has been issued for areas along and south of Highway 20 until 10 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued until 1 a.m. for areas along and north of Highway 20.
A warm front lifting northward and an area of low pressure approaching from the west are expected to continue bringing active weather to Eastern Iowa, with a high probability of storms that could cause tornadoes, large hail, and damaging winThunderstorms that develop may quickly become severe, so it is essential to stay weather aware.
Currently, all of east-central Iowa is the target of a round of storms that may produce very large hail (possibly greater than golf-ball-sized), several strong tornadoes, and damaging straight-line wind. Watch for rapid development when the storms form, quickly turning severe.
Make sure you stay weather aware and have multiple ways to receive severe weather information. Above all stay safe!
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