Relief from the High Humidity


UPDATED at 4:30 PM

Tonight: Mostly clear with an isolated storm in the evening. Low: 65-71. Wind: NW 5-15 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny and less humid. High: 78-82. Wind: N 10-15 mph.

Wednesday Night: Clear with patchy fog late. Low: 58-61. Wind: Light.

Thursday: Sunny. High: low 80s.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High: low 80s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: low-mid 80s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 80s.

Monday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 80s.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 80s.

It has been another very humid day with dewpoints in the mid 70s. There is some relief on the way tomorrow. A cold front is pushing through northwest Iowa this afternoon. Here is the position of the cold front at 2 PM.

July 9 Cold Front
As the front crosses eastern Iowa this evening there will be a slight chance of storms. If a storm does develop, there is a chance it could be severe since the atmosphere is unstable enough for severe weather to develop. The Storm Prediction Center shows a slight risk of severe weather this evening for much of eastern Iowa.

July 9 day1otlk_2000

Again keep in mind that IF storms do develop they may become severe. We will continue to track the front as it crosses the area this evening.

July 9 Wed Eve Sfc Map

High pressure will move across the Midwest and provide us with dry weather through the rest of the week as well as relatively lower humidity levels. The dry weather is forecast to continue through early next week as a weak front will have little to no moisture to work with in generating showers/storms.

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This post was written by Schnack on July 9, 2013