(Des Moines, IA) -- Much of our region is under a heat advisory today, from Omaha, Nebraska where they're predicting a record high of 104, through Des Moines and Ames, and on to the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area where it'll be in the mid to upper 90s today. The one-day heatwave will miss the Quad Cities area, but the storms won't.
Thunderstorms are likely throughout the region, including Omaha, Nebraska, Council Bluffs and Sioux City, in Western Iowa today; but most of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin are in the target zone for severe storms. There could be hail, high winds, an isolated tornado, and possible heavy rain and flooding.
Keep your radio nearby, we'll break in with warning tones if life-threatening weather moves into our area.