UPDATED at 4:20 PM
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low: 50-53. Wind: SE 5-10 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of showers/storms. High: 63-68. Wind: SE 10-15 mph.
Tuesday Night: Cloudy with at 70% chance of showers/storms. Low: 53-56. Wind: SE 5-10 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers/storms. High: near 70.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High: mid 60s.
Friday: Partly cloudy. High: mid near 70.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: low 70s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers/storms. High: near 70.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 70s.
Before I start, I want to share a photo with you from this past Friday…after midnight. The Northern Lights were seen as far south as southern Iowa. At the same time, there were a few storms across northeast Iowa. This moment was caught on camera by Rob Rustvold. He took this photo near Fort Dodge while looking north.
It has been a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine and a light wind. Some have said it could be a little bit warmer and I would have to agree. Temperatures this afternoon are in the 60s in most locations.
At 9:22 this evening you will be able to see the International Space Station for 3 minutes traveling from SSE to ESE…it will be low in the sky. If the clouds stay away, there is another chance at 10:57 pm for 6 minutes. It will travel from the WSW to NE and will be high in the sky.
The current map shows high pressure over the Midwest and Great Lakes while west of Iowa there is an area of low pressure.
The low and cold front are forecast to track east during the next two days and bring us a chance of showers/storms beginning Tuesday morning. Showers and storms are forecast to be on and off through Thursday morning. At this point there is no risk for any severe storms. Here is the WPC forecast map for 1 pm Tuesday.
After the storm moves away, high pressure is forecast to bring dry weather to the area Thursday night through Saturday evening. Saturday night into Sunday an area of low pressure will bring another chance of showers/storms. The forecast high temperatures are expected to be in the 60s and low 70s…below normal.
Here is the 8-14 day outlook (June 11-17) from the Climate Prediction Center (CPC). The forecast is for below normal temperatures and below normal precipitation for eastern Iowa.
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This post was written by Schnack on June 3, 2013