SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) Updated: 3:50 PM — Parts of Siouxland received showers and thunderstorms early Wednesday morning with Sioux City getting 0.13″ of rainfall at the Sioux Gateway Airport. Another round of thunderstorms is expected to occur Wednesday evening and is likely to be accompanied by damaging wind gusts & 1+ inch sized hail. A brief tornado touchdown or two cannot be ruled out.

Severe Thunderstorm Watches (pink) and Tornado Watches (yellow) in Siouxland

A Marginal/Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms has been issued locally from the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center. The greatest chances appear to line up along and east of Interstate 29, so we’re mainly keeping an eye on northwest Iowa locations for the largest threat.

Severe weather risk assigned from the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK

Coverage of showers will increase going through Wednesday afternoon. The best time for severe thunderstorms to happen is between 6 PM and 10 PM before they shift eastward into central Iowa.

Radar projection for 7 PM on Wednesday evening

If a Severe Thunderstorm Warning or Tornado Warning is issued for where you live, it’s important that you seek shelter right away. Go to an interior room on the lowest level of your home. Steer clear of windows. Avoid contact with wired electrical equipment. Have multiple ways to receive Watch and Warning information in the event that severe weather does come together in Siouxland.

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