Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low: 62-64. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, hot and breezy. High: 88-93. Wind: S 10-20 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. Low: 63-66. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: upper 80s.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: near 90.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: upper 80s.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High: mid 80s.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High: low-mid 80s.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High: low-mid 80s.
The International Space Station (ISS) will be visible this evening in between some clouds which will be moving across the area. Here is the viewing information:
Time: 9:26 PM
Duration: 3 min
Path: NNW to ENE
A warm front is located generally north/south across Iowa this afternoon. West of the front, temperatures are in the 90s. The front is forecast to lift north across the rest of the state tonight. The surface map be low is from this afternoon.
The temperatures will be very warm/hot across the area through Sunday. Highs will be in the upper 80s and low 90s depending on the day. The dewpoints will be pretty low for summer standards…with readings in the low-mid 50s Thursday. Dewpoints will reach the low 60s by the weekend making it feel more humid.
A low pressure system and front will be located to our west Thursday evening (see map below) is falling apart.
As we look toward Sunday there is another cold front forecast to cross the state. The front is forecast to northwest of Iowa Sunday morning (see map below).
After the front crosses Iowa, high pressure will move across the Midwest and Great Lakes Monday through Wednesday. Our temperatures will drop in the mid 80s during this time. High pressure also means dry weather.
This post was written by Schnack on August 22, 2012