October will be coming in like a lion today as we see a renewed risk for severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.
An area of low pressure will move into eastern Iowa this afternoon pushing a warm front up to the US-20 corridor. This will allow our temperatures to rise into the 70s building instability, especially if we receive some breaks in the clouds later this morning and into the afternoon.
Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop after 2pm ahead of a cold front in eastern Iowa and race eastward. Any storm that can interact with the existing warm front will be capable of producing a few isolated tornadoes. Other storms will have similar risks to last Tuesday, including damaging winds up to 80 MPH and torrential downpours.
The timing appears to remain between 2PM and 10PM this afternoon and evening.
Please remain weather-aware as the day progresses and make sure you have a way to receive watches/warnings should they be issued for your area.
More updates throughout the day as warranted.