UPDATED at 5:00 PM
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 19-27. Wind: Calm.
Friday: Partly cloudy. High: 43-49. Wind: SE 5-15 mph.
Friday Night: Cloudy and breezy with rain developing by midnight. Low: 34-38. Wind: SE 10-20 mph.
Saturday: Cloudy with a 90% chance of rain. High: near 40
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. High: low-mid 30s.
Monday: Mostly cloudy. High: mid 30s.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High: low-mid 30s.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy and breezy (S 10-20 mph). High: mid 30s.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, colder and windy (NW 15-25 mp). High: mid 20s.
The sky will be mostly clear tonight and once again giving us a chance to see a couple of things in the sky. First will be the International Space Station.
Time: 5:34 PM
Duration: 5 minutes
Path: SSW to E (max elevation 38 deg. above the horizon)
The second thing is the Geminid Meteor shower. Tonight will they will peak with the best time between 9 PM to 3 AM. You could see as many as 50 meteors per hour. Look in the southwestern sky.
Friday will have lots of sunshine with clouds increasing during the afternoon. The low is forecast to be located in eastern Colorado Friday evening. The low will track northeast and will cross Iowa Saturday. It is nice to see that the models are showing the same forecast track.
Rain will develop Friday night and continue through Saturday. It will taper off Saturday evening. The track of the low will keep this all rain. Any snow accumulation will be north of Iowa. The map below shows the chances of snow 1” or more from Friday evening to Saturday evening.
We are still in a drought and so any precipitation is a good thing. The rain forecast shows most locations at least 0.50” with some spots as high as 1.00”. The map below shows the rain forecast from Thursday evening to Sunday evening.
Once the storm moves away from Iowa…the weather will be quiet with dry conditions Sunday through Thursday. High temperatures will be closer to the normal highs for this time of year.
Posted under Forecast Discussion
This post was written by Schnack on December 13, 2012