March 18, 2017
Overall, the weekend will be mild, if you don’t mind breezy winds. After a windy night, expect winds Saturday to come from the northwest, bringing in cooler air. Highs today reach the 40s. Winds calm briefly but also shift overnight…and the wind shift will be vital to how tomorrow will feel in eastern Iowa. Southeasterly winds Sunday bring in much warmer air. Expect a 10° difference between highs Saturday and highs Sunday for many towns.
However, a chance of rain with isolated storms tracks in late Sunday night/early Monday morning. An isolated thunderstorm is possible. At this point, the risk for severe weather is low with any storms Sunday into Monday.
Showers look like they end by midday Monday (the first official day of Spring), leaving a mild day with highs in the mid-50s. Tuesday and Wednesday will be slightly cooler. Another storm system tracks in late week, bringing rain Thursday and a better chance for more widespread storms Friday.
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