Tonight: Decreasing clouds this evening and mostly clear overnight. Patchy fog possible late. Low: 59-61. Wind: Calm.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms in the afternoon. High: 80-85. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. Low: 62.66. Wind: SE 5-10 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers/storms. High: mid 80s.
Monday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: near 90.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High: near 90.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: near 90.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High: near 90.
Friday: Partly cloudy. High: near 90.
The clouds that built up during the afternoon will clear quickly as the sun sets. Here is the visible satellite image from this afternoon showing where the clouds were.
Here are some photos from across eastern Iowa of the clouds from the ground.
A clear sky tonight and no wind may produce some patchy fog late. Saturday will start out sunny but, clouds will develop with a chance of showers/storms in the afternoon. The chance of showers/storms will continue Saturday night and Sunday. The best chance for the rain will be Sunday. There is no threat for any severe weather this weekend. Here is the rain forecast from Saturday evening to Sunday evening.
The upper level flow (500 mb map) shows the Midwest in a northwest flow for the next several days. Notice the lines go from NW to SE. This kind of pattern could give us some chances of rain. Also with no ridge of high pressure over us we will not be baking in the heat and humidity like we have been lately.
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In addition to the burn ban the Drought is still in full force. Here is the updated Drought Monitor that was released Thursday morning. The conditions are pretty bad.
This post was written by Schnack on July 27, 2012