Tonight: Mostly clear with areas of fog late. Low: 52-58. Wind: NW 5 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High: 77-83. Wind: NW 5-10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear with some patchy fog. Low: 57-61. Wind: S 5 mph.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy. High: mid 80s.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers/storms. High: mid 70s.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High: low 70s.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High: low 70s.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High: low-mid 70s.
Monday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: low-mid 70s.
The rain did not accumulate very much in some locations yesterday…especially from areas around Dubuque to Decorah. Here is the map of the rain from yesterday.
Click here for some rain reports I posted earlier today.
The clouds across eastern Iowa this afternoon will clear this evening. The image below shows where the clouds are this afternoon.
We will have good viewing conditions this evening to see the International Space Station flyover. Here is the viewing information.
Time: 9:09 pm
Duration: 3 min
Path: NNW to NE
Time: 10:45 pm
Duration: 2 min
Path: NNW to NNE
Some of the burn bans have been dropped across eastern Iowa. Here is the map of all the counties still in a burn ban shaded in brown.
Click here to see detailed information about each county. LINK!!!!!
The rain from yesterday, the clear sky and little to no wind tonight will combine to form some areas of fog by Tuesday morning.
I am tracking a cold front that is forecast to cross the area Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Ahead of the front on Wednesday the wind will be breezy from the southwest (10-20 mph). Temperatures will also warm into the mid 80s (warmest day of the week). Clouds will increase late Wednesday and there is a chance of showers/storms Wednesday night and Thursday. The best chance of rain Thursday appears to be during the morning with the front. Once the front is east of the area the wind will shift to the NW and bring in cooler and dry air for the afternoon. Here is the forecast position of the cold front Thursday morning.
High pressure will keep the cooler than normal air in place for Friday through Sunday. Dry weather is also expected during this time. W cold front will push south across Iowa Monday with a chance of showers/storms.
The Climate Prediction Center 8-14 day outlook (Aug 21-27) has below normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.
This post was written by Schnack on August 13, 2012