UPDATED at 4:30 PM
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with fog and drizzle developing. Low: 35-37. Wind: SE 5-10 mph.
Saturday: Cloudy with a 20% chance of light rain/drizzle. High: 50-54. Wind: S 10-15 mph.
Saturday Night: Decreasing clouds. Low: 36-43. Wind: SW/NW 5-10 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High: upper 50s.
Monday: Partly cloudy and windy (S 15-25 mph) with a 20% chance of showers. High: near 60.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High: upper 40s.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and windy: (SE 15-25 mph). High: upper 30s.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy and windy (S 15-25 mph) with a 20% chance of showers. High: mid 40s.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. High: mid 30s.
We started out with haze and fog this morning and early this afternoon northeast Iowa was still dealing with it (see image below)
A warm front will be across Iowa tonight as it slowly moves north across the state. Overnight we have another chance of fog developing as clouds move into the area. Clouds and areas of fog with light rain/drizzle will be possible most of Saturday. The Warm front is forecast to be north of Iowa by noon. Despite the clouds, temperatures will be in the 50s. A cold front will be moving through Iowa Saturday night eventually clearing out the clouds/fog and rain chances. Here is the forecast map from HPC for Saturday evening.
The amount of rain/drizzle will only amount to a couple hundredths of an inch where rain falls. Here is the rain forecast from Friday evening to Sunday evening.
Sunday will be the nicer of the two days this weekend with sunshine and highs in the upper 50s. Monday will be the warmest day of the next seven days reaching the low 60s. An area of low pressure is forecast to be over southern Canada Monday. It will swing a cold front through Iowa in the afternoon. Ahead of it the wind will be gusting to 30 mph pushing the warm air north. The cold front may trigger a few light showers in the afternoon. Here is the forecast map from HPC for Monday morning.
Tuesday and Wednesday will gradually cool with 40s Tuesday and 30s Wednesday. Thursday and Friday next week will have lots of clouds and
The 8-14 day outlook (Dec 8-14) from the Climate Prediction Center has above normal temperatures and above normal precipitation for Iowa.
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This post was written by Schnack on November 30, 2012