After warm start, Wednesday could end with severe thunderstorms in northern Iowa

Wednesday will be a hot day in Des Moines, but could end with showers and severe thunderstorms across the northern parts of the state.

High temperatures in the metro area are expected to top 90 degrees for the first time this year. Storms are possible starting Wednesday afternoon and extending possibly into Thursday morning, the National Weather Service' Des Moines office said.

What type of severe weather is possible in Iowa on Wednesday?

National Weather Service Des Moines: Severe weather outlook for Wednesday, June 12.
National Weather Service Des Moines: Severe weather outlook for Wednesday, June 12.

A broken line of showers and storms is expected in northern Iowa on Wednesday afternoon, NWS said. Storms should track south and east into the evening, with strong to severe storms possible.

Large hail and damaging winds are the primary threats, but NWS said a tornado or two can't be ruled out.

Damaging winds as high as 70 mph are possible in central Iowa Wednesday afternoon and evening. Hail is the most likely hazard, with the highest potential in north and northwest Iowa. NWS says hail up to 2 inches is possible.

What weather can Iowa expect Thursday?

Severe weather outlook for Thursday, June 13, according to the National Weather Service.
Severe weather outlook for Thursday, June 13, according to the National Weather Service.

A frontal boundary on Thursday is expected to develop showers and storms over southern Iowa, the NWS said. Storms will arrive from late afternoon to evening, with primary threats being damaging winds and hail, the forecast said.

What does the Des Moines weather radar show?

Here's a look at the latest loop from the National Weather Service's Des Moines radar.

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Victoria Reyna-Rodriguez is a general assignment reporter for the Register. Reach her at vreynarodriguez@registermedia.com or follow her on Twitter @VictoriaReynaR.

This article originally appeared on Des Moines Register: Iowa could see severe weather Wednesday and Thursday, NWS forecast says

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