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A very warm day today may lead to isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms late this afternoon and especially tonight. Large hail and damaging winds will be the primary threats. The Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a Marginal Risk, level 1 out of 5 for severe storms tonight, generally northwest of Iowa City to Dubuque Iowa.

Building heat and humidity will combine with near daily thunderstorm chances in the region from Thursday through the weekend. Some strong to severe storms will be possible from time to time. Locally heavy rain will also be possible out of any storm system. Thursday, the Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a Slight Risk for severe weather, level 2 out of 5 for areas south of Interstate 80.

Today

Sunny, with a high near 90. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 10 mph.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Sunny, with a high near 93. South wind around 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Thursday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. North wind around 5 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 87.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 88.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

Sunday

Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 95.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.

Tuesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.

***Courtesy of the National Weather Service***

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