Severe weather possible Thursday

44801_492111539166_639419166_6916590_2169565_ndoppler1We’re closely monitoring 13ExacTrack Doppler this evening as strong storms roll through Eastern Iowa. Storms are severe near Cedar Rapids at this time but are expected to weaken as they move east of the Mississippi River. Our exclusive 13FutureTrack Severe Index shows the storms between now and 7am as non-severe. Still, some torrential rainfall should be expected. A 1-2″ report wouldn’t be too surprising.

48004_492111689166_639419166_6916594_2435785_nThings could get much more interesting, stormwise, on Thursday as our model is forecasting the potential for severe weather. We’ll have much more on this on Wednesday as our model resolution becomes a little better.

As always if you have a severe report, photo, or rainfall total, it’s one-click weather by email to weather@wrex.com

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This post was written by qni_it on August 31, 2010

4 Comments so far

  1. Jim H August 31, 2010 11:39 PM

    Heavy downpour here with a good breeze at I39/bypass 20 right now. Appeared out of nowhere! 😉

  2. Nick A September 1, 2010 3:35 PM

    Home come the radar from the Quad Cities almost always shows precip around it?

  3. Eric Sorensen September 1, 2010 4:51 PM

    Nick, you will see that more on days with high humidity. Sometimes we call it “ground clutter.” When we show ExacTrack on the air we tune the clutter out but it’s set to plot everything for our online images. -ES

  4. Nick A September 2, 2010 1:20 PM

    Thanks Eric. I see it often on the website here and was just never sure what it was caused by.

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