Warm Temps, High Winds Wednesday

Damaging winds are possible across much of Iowa Wednesday and forecasters are urging Iowans to be cautious when driving. State Climatologist Justin Glisan says a high wind warning has been issued and that those who are out driving, particularly on highways that run east to west, will be impacted.

Glisan says trees weakened by last year’s derecho may be vulnerable.

As for more violent weather — like a tornado — Glisans says the winds are expected to change directions Wednesday.

Temperatures Wednesday may set records, as highs in the 60s and 70s are in the forecast.

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning, starting at 3 PM Wednesday, for the western 2/3rds of the state, with the eastern third of Iowa under a high wind watch. Widespread power outages are also possible.