Tonight: Decreasing clouds. Low: 40-43. Wind: Calm.
Friday: Mostly sunny and warmer. High: 73-76. Wind: Light and variable.
Friday Night: Clear with patchy fog late. Low: 44-47. Wind: Calm.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High: mid 70s.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High: upper 70s.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers/storms. High: near 70.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High: low 60s.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High: mid-upper 60s.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High: mid 60s.
The weather today was very different from Tuesday. The high in Waterloo Tuesday was 90 degrees and today the temperature was struggling to reach 60 degrees. During this time of year, temperature swings like that are not unusual. Now that a cold front has passed and brought rain to the area, high pressure will be the dominate weather feature for Friday into the weekend.
The rain last night and today was a nice gentle rain…but we need more. The updated Drought Monitor was released this morning and the news is not good. There is 66% of Iowa in extreme drought this week compared to 62% last week. The exceptional drought conditions remained the same at 2%.
After the cold front passes, high temperatures will be cooler than normal. Highs will only be in the 60s. Normal highs are in the low-mid 70s for this time of year. The coolest day will be Tuesday with highs in the low 60s while the coldest morning will be Wednesday morning…upper 30s…go look for your coat.
The 8-14 day outlook (Sept 21-27) from the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) shows below normal temperatures and near to below normal precipitation.
High School Football Forecast (Friday Evening):
Kickoff temp: upper 60s.
College Football Forecast (Saturday)
UNI vs. Iowa (Iowa City):
Kickoff Temp: mid 70s.
Wind: SW 5-10 mph.
Western Illinois vs. Iowa State (Ames):
Kickoff Temp: upper 70s.
Wind: SW 5-10 mph.
This post was written by Schnack on September 13, 2012