Forecasters have upgraded the threat of severe weather for Tuesday, ahead of expected storms in southern Iowa.
Appanoose County is now included in the enhanced risk area of the Storm Prediction Center's latest severe weather update for Tuesday.
Storms are expected to form in the late afternoon into evening hours across southern Iowa. Large hail is the greatest threat, with up to softball size hail possible across Southern Iowa.
Additionally, strong winds up to 60 mph are possible. The tornado threat is minimal, but can't be ruled out.
Rain chances are above 60 percent starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday for Centerville, according to a National Weather Service forecast. Once the rain begins, chances for precipitation persist through Wednesday morning.
Temperatures are expected to top out at 83 degrees at 3 p.m.