Strong storms possible this evening

A cluster of damaging thunderstorms continues to move across Eastern Iowa. These storms have a history of producing tennis ball sized hail near Newton, IA (outside of Des Moines). Shortly after 5pm, the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office reported a 90mph wind gust near Marengo, Iowa. These storms mean business and will continue racing east at 60mph with damaging straight line wind through 7pm.

By 7pm, these storms will cross the Mississippi River around Clinton. Eventually, we expect a gradual turn to the southeast. This should occur when the storms cross the Misssissippi River bringing the highest threat of severe weather to areas along I-88. However, the storm may build on its north side.

We will have nonstop coverage this evening and through the weekend. -ES

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This post was written by qni_it on June 29, 2012

3 Comments so far

  1. Andy June 29, 2012 4:41 PM

    Eric i rode my motorcycle to work tonight thats my rain dance.we got maybe 80 sprinkes in harvard earlier today.i sure hope that stays together when it reaches us.fingers crossed!

  2. Guest-Woodstock IL June 29, 2012 4:53 PM

    This is eerily similar to July 11th of last year. This storm is developing EXACTLY the same way. Even the wording for the warning is the same as July 11th when the storms were out in Iowa (80 mph gusts that last for 10 minutes.) Thought I’d point that one out to you guys Eric.

  3. Laura June 29, 2012 6:17 PM

    I’ve got kind of an uneasy, don’t let my guard down “feeling” about this…..

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