UPDATED at 4:00 PM
Tonight: Cloudy with scattered showers. Low: 34-42. Wind: N 5-15 mph.
Tuesday: Cloudy and windy with a 50% chance of showers. High: 41-47. Wind: NW 15-25 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy and colder. Low: 27-31. Wind: NW 5-15 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High: near 50.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High: low 50s.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High: low 60s.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 60s.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and windy (S 15-25 mph). High: near 70.
Monday: Partly cloudy and windy (S 15-25 mph) with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: Low 70s.
We have had a relatively mild day with temperatures as of 3 pm mainly in the 60s. Not too far to the northwest, on the other side of the stationary front, is much colder air (see map below).
There is a widespread area of rain in western Iowa and it is forecast to track east this evening with more expected tonight and Tuesday. It is cold enough for snow in far northwest Iowa. The accumulating snow will remain northwest of eastern Iowa. Here is the radar this afternoon.
As the rain ends Tuesday the rain totals will be generally 0.25”-0.50”. Here is the rain forecast on a map.
Our friends in Minnesota can’t catch a break this spring. They are expected more snow with some locations getting more than 4” from the same storm system we will get rain out of. Here are the best chances to see 4”+ Monday evening to Tuesday evening.
After the storm pulls away we are in for a stretch of mainly dry weather. There is a slight chance of a few light rain showers Friday, but other than that dry weather will continue through the weekend. Not only will we not see much rain but….are you ready for this….forecast high temperatures could get into the low 70s for a few days. That is right…spring temperatures are on the way. According to that Climate Prediction Center (CPC), the 8-14 day outlook keeps Iowa with near normal temperatures and near normal precipitation from April 30 to May 6.
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This post was written by Schnack on April 22, 2013