Tonight: Scattered showers/storms.
Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers/storms. A severe storm is possible (hail/wind) before 3 AM midnight. Low: 69-73. Wind: NW 5-10 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and not as hot. High: 87-90. Wind: NW 10-15 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Low: 63-67. Wind: NW 5-10 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High: low 80s.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High: mid 80s.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and humid with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: upper 80s.
Monday: Partly cloudy, and humid, with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: near 90.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, and humid, with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: near 90.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, and humid, with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: near 90.
It has been another HOT and record breaking day for some. Temperatures at 3 pm are generally a few degrees above 100. I will post the official high temperatures here on the blog later this evening after it starts too cool off.
A cold front in western Iowa is forecast to cross the state this evening/tonight. The map below shows the position of the cold this afternoon.
There is a chance of showers/storms with the front. They will be scattered about and not everyone will see rain. Those that do will not see much. The storms will be moving pretty quick. If storms do develop there is a chance that some may be severe. Here is the SPC severe weather outlook for tonight.
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In addition to not being enough to drop the burn ban it is not enough to get us out of the drought. Take a look at the map below. It shows you how much rain we would need to break out of this drought.
There is a weak area of low pressure forecast to move across MN and WI Thrusday. I am going to go dry for Thursday. If any storms develop in the afternoon it will be north and east of the Iowa. We will see how this plays out.
Friday and Saturday high pressure will provide a couple of beautiful days. Expect lots of sunshine and cooler temperatures. Highs will be in the low-mid 80s and low humidity. The map below is for Saturday morning.
Sunday through Wednesday there will be a stalled front running generally from the South Dakota to Missouri. There is a chance that a couple of clusters of storms will develop northeast of the front and on the edge of the 500 mb ridge. Timing the rain chances this far out is almost impossible. So as we get closer we will be able to give you more timing details.
This post was written by Schnack on July 25, 2012