Upper Mississippi Valley Severe

There is an Enhanced Risk for severe weather today in parts of the Upper Mississippi River Valley. This includes Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and Dubuque, IA and La Crosse, WI.

6-17 Severe Weather Outlook

Thunderstorms are expected to quickly develop this afternoon and evening. Wind gusts up to 75 mph and very large hail to baseball sized will be possible. A few isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out either.

The greatest threat for tornadoes will be in extreme southeastern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa, and far southwestern Wisconsin.

6-17 Tornado Outlook

Many of these areas are in desperate need of rain. Much of northern Iowa is in a Severe Drought with surrounding areas in a Moderate Drought. The rainfall will be welcomed.

6-17 Drought Monitor Midwest

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