Tonight: Partly cloudy, warm and humid. Low: 71-75. Wind: light and variable.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: 87-95. Heat Index: 90-105. Wind: E 10-15 mph.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, warm and humid with a 20% chance of showers/storms. Low: 66-72. Wind: E 5 mph.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: near 90.
Friday: Mostly sunny, hot and humid. High: low 90s.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, hot and humid. High: mid 90s.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid. High: upper 90s.
Monday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid. High: upper 90s.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid. High: upper 90s.
Today was another hot and dry summer day. Here are the 3 pm temperatures.
Burn bans continue across much of eastern Iowa (see map below). Click here to get specific information on each county.
I am tracking a front that is drifting south and will bring us a slight chance of a shower/storm Wednesday and Thursday. The rain chances are not very good (20% each day). Many locations will remain dry and if you don’t get rain with this front…dry weather will continue through early next week. Here is the potential rain forecast from Tuesday evening to Thursday evening.
We will be under a ridge of high pressure Friday through Tuesday. The ridge flattens out a bit on Tuesday (more of a west to east flow) but it will keep our weather hot and dry. Here is a compilation of the 500 mb chart for the morning of each day noted above each image posted below.
If you have recent photo on how the drought is impacting your grass or crops email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I want to compile a group of photos to show people how bad the drought really is in eastern Iowa.
This post was written by Schnack on July 17, 2012