Pella Chronicle

CNHI/Southeast Iowa

May 10, 2014

Severe weather likely Sunday

OTTUMWA — Southeast Iowa could be in for dangerous weather for Mother’s Day.

The Storm Prediction Center places most of the area in the moderate risk category, though that was up Saturday afternoon from a low risk earlier in the day.

The National Weather Service is forecasting “widespread severe storms,” with the potential for large hail and tornadoes.

Those tornadoes could be strong, long-track tornadoes, according to the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. The potential for more isolated supercells, rather than a line of storms, raises uncertainty while giving the cells the opportunity to grow without competition from neighboring storms.

Making the situation more dangerous is the fact fewer people pay close attention to the weather over the weekend and while celebrating with family members. While there is no need to alter plans for Mother’s Day (though outdoor events might want a backup option), people should pay close attention to the changing weather.

1
Text Only
CNHI/Southeast Iowa
Features
Facebook
AP Video
Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 U.N. School in Gaza Hit by Israeli Strike Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Officials Warn of Avoidable Death in Hot Cars Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' House Committee at Odds Over Obama Lawsuit Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Obituaries