Tornado Watch is in place for this afternoon and evening in Central and Eastern Iowa.
Strong thunderstorms are likely, especially south of I-80 and east of I-35. Storms, particularly along the warm front near I-80 will have the potential to produce tornadoes. Be sure to stay weather aware this evening, and keep your 13 WarnMe app handy.
A sharp cut-off to drier air, called the dryline, will be just behind this. This could lead to the formation of storms that could quickly develop and start to rotate leading to a tornado threat through mid-afternoon. The best likelihood of seeing severe storms and tornadoes will be east of I-35 towards the Illinois border.
Skies will stay cloudy into the evening with an area of rain rotating across northern Iowa on the back side of this very dynamic weather system. No severe weather is expected with the evening and overnight rain. Temperatures will drop back to the low 40s and upper 30s through early Sunday morning.
Skies will be cloudy on Sunday morning with clearing skies by afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 50s. We will stay in the 50s to low 60s most days this week. We will have more clouds again Wednesday through the end of the week with a few showers on Wednesday as well.