UPDATED at 4:00 PM
Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low: 8-11. Wind: SW 5-10 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High: 27-32. Wind: SW 10-15 mph.
Tuesday Night: Increasing clouds and breezy. Low: 17-20. Wind: SW 10-20 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High: near 40.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High: upper 20s.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High: near 40.
Saturday: Partly cloudy and windy (NW 15-25 mph). High: upper 30s.
Sunday: Party cloudy. High: low 20s.
Monday: Partly cloudy and cold. High: low teens.
The evening sky will be mostly clear, but after midnight some clouds will move overhead. No precipitation expected from any of the clouds.
Tuesday will have lots of sunshine with high temperatures a few degrees warmer than Monday. Clouds will increase Tuesday night as the wind increases from the southwest. The low temperatures will not be as cold as a result.
Ahead of a warm front, Tuesday morning, there is a chance of a few flurries in far northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin. The rest of the day will be dry and warmer. Here is the HPC forecast map for Wednesday morning.
The warm front will track east through the state during the day. It will push afternoon highs into the upper 30s. A cold front will move south of the Iowa Thursday morning with colder temperatures (highs upper 20s). The colder air doesn’t last long because the cold front turns into a warm front and moves north of Iowa Friday morning. The result will be highs again in the upper 30s Friday and Saturday.
There has been a lot of very cold air across Canada just waiting to move south and this weekend it will be on the move. A cold front is forecast to move south across Iowa Saturday morning. Here is the HPC forecast position of the cold front Sunday morning.
The cold front will be ushering in a cold and large area of high pressure from Canada. High temperatures Monday will only be in the low teens. There is a potential some locations will be in the single digits for highs Monday.
Other than the warm weather being replaced by the arctic weather in the next seven days it will remain dry. Here is the amount of moisture forecast from Monday evening through Saturday evening.
Looking at the CPC 8-14 day outlook for January 22-28 temperatures are forecast to remain below normal with below normal precipitation in Iowa.
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This post was written by Schnack on January 14, 2013