UPDATED at 3:45 PM
Tonight: Mostly clear and colder. Low: 31-34. Wind: NW 5-15 mph.
Friday: Partly cloudy, chilly and breezy. High: 51-54. Wind: NW 10-20 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy and cold. Low: 28-30. Wind: NW 5-10 mph.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, cold and breezy (NW 10-20 mph). High: upper 40s.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High: mid 50s.
Monday: Partly cloudy and windy (SW 15-25 mph). High: low-mid 60s.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High: low 60s.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 50s.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and breezy (SW 10-20 mph). High: low-mid 60s.
The cooler and breezy conditions we have been tracking are finally here. The front has now pushed east of Iowa. Here is the surface map from this afternoon.
The temperatures at 3 pm today are in the low-mid 50s…that is much colder than they were yesterday. Here is the 24 hour temperature change.
Below normal temperatures are expected through next week. The coldest day will be Saturday with highs only in the upper 40s. The coldest mornings will be Saturday and Sunday morning as temperatures drop into the upper 20s.
The only chance of rain will be Tuesday as a cold front pushes through the state. Not much moisture with the front so if we do see any rain it will be light. Here is the forecast position of the cold front Tuesday morning.
High School Football Forecast (Friday Evening)
Kickoff temp: upper 40s.
Wind: NW 10-15 mph.
College Football Forecast (Saturday)
Iowa State vs. TCU (Fort Worth, TX):
Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers.
Kickoff Temp: low 60s.
Wind: N 10-20 mph.
Iowa and UNI are off this weekend.
This post was written by Schnack on October 4, 2012