Central Iowa: Thunderstorms with potential for quarter-sized hail tonight

Des Moines, IA – Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop in western Iowa late Thursday afternoon, extending into central Iowa Thursday evening.

According to the National Weather Service, these storms could produce quarter-sized hail and winds of 60 miles per hour. While the overall risk of severe weather is low, residents are advised to remain vigilant and monitor weather updates. Additional scattered thunderstorms are possible Friday and Friday nights.

The forecast for tonight is clear and pleasant, with low temperatures dropping into the mid 50s. Clouds will increase Thursday with temperatures rising in the mid to upper 70s accompanied by showers and thunderstorms late in the day. These conditions are expected to continue into the night, bringing the risk of severe weather.

Friday will be the coolest day of the week, with highs in the 60s to mid 70s, accompanied by showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. The weekend forecast shows scattered showers and storms with a warming trend, with temperatures rising into the low to mid 80s by Sunday.

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