UPDATED at 3:50PM
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with some drizzle during the evening. Low: 32-34. Wind: NW 5-15 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High: 45-47. Wind: NW 5-10 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 25-28. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High: low 50s.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain. High: mid 50s.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, warm and windy (S 15-30 mph) with a 30% chance of rain/storms. High: mid 60s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain. High: mid 40s.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 30s.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 30s.
The beginning of election day (today) we had rain and snow. Here are some rain reports from across eastern and central Iowa.
Below are some photos of the snow from this morning. This would be the first snowfall of the season for these locations.
The sky will remain mostly cloudy through tonight with some spotty drizzle this evening. The sky will clear quickly Wednesday morning and will be mostly sunny most of the day as well as Thursday as high pressure moves across the middle of the country.
Clouds move back into the area Friday with a slight chance of rain shower. Saturday will be a warm and windy day as low pressure strengthens over Nebraska. The wind will be strong from the south at 15-30 mph Saturday. Here is the HPC forecast map for Saturday morning.
The low will track northeast and swing a cold front through Iowa Saturday night. Along and ahead of the cold front there is a chance of rain/storms Saturday afternoon and Saturday night.
Once the cold front pushes east of Iowa (Saturday night) the high temperatures on Sunday will not warm much at all. Temperatures will remain steady through the day and just might drop a little in the afternoon with a gusty northwest wind.
If you look back at yesterday’s forecast post you will see the GFS was showing precipitation in eastern Iowa and cold air combining for the chance of snow. Today the models have shifted the precipitation east and the temperatures will be slightly warmer. The end result would keep Monday and Tuesday dry as high pressure to our west pushes into the middle of the country. The maps below are for Monday morning. From left to right GFS…ECMWF…HPC.
This post was written by Schnack on November 6, 2012