There is now a slight to enhanced risk for severe weather in place across central and southern Iowa, meaning scattered to numerous strong to severe storms are possible.
The National Weather Service said the metro area, including part of the North Shore, is at risk Saturday for heavy rainfall, localized flooding, damaging winds, tornadoes and frequent lightning. A potent storm system will bring in two rounds of strong storms Friday afternoon through Friday night and a blast of chilly air for the weekend.
Dani Galloway, Department of Public Works director, said residents can begin to park on the neutral ground and sidewalks beginning at 8 p.m. Friday and ending 8 p.m. Saturday.
More clouds start moving in later tonight and into Saturday morning.
Temperatures are forecast to be a high of 42 degrees and a low of 24 in Colorado Springs, and in the low to mid-30s and high teens in Monument and Woodland Park. It will be windy again today with southwest winds at 10 to 20 and gusts to 30 miles per hour.More news: Mariah Carey Opens Up About Battle With Bipolar Disorder
High Fire danger will increase behind the dry line along with strong W/SW winds of 20-30 miles per hour. Plus, there will be a wind chill factor too with strong north winds.
In the Weather Center at NewsChannel 21, I'm Michaela Beechem. Showers and thunderstorms are likely for Sunday afternoon and evening into Monday morning. A Wind Advisory is in effect until 10:00 p.m. for sustained winds around 20 miles per hour with gusts up to 30 miles per hour. We do expect rain, not snow from this event.
While snow totals will be relatively low, wind could create very treacherous driving conditions with gusts in Northwest Kansas forecast to exceed 50 miles per hour. Overnight low near 29. Skies will continue to clear to partly cloudy and mostly sunny.
By Monday, and just in time for the morning commute we should see a break from the rain and possibly sunny skies.