Weather Hot Shots on Tue. September 10

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This post was written by Schnack on September 10, 2013

Cooler Weather Soon…Little to No Rain

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UPDATED at 4:50 PM

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. Low: 65-69. Wind: W 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High: 82-89. Wind: W 5-15 mph.

Wednesday Night: Becoming mostly clear. Low: 56-61. Wind: NW 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. High: near 80.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High: near 70.

Saturday: Increasing clouds. High: near 70.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers/storms. High: upper 60s.

Monday: Partly cloudy. High: low 70s.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 70s.

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Heat Back Seat
Use this as a reminder to check the back seat of your car and to never leave a child or animal in a hot car. Two children died in the last couple of days after being left in a hot car (3 year old boy in Mississippi and 5 month old boy in California). PLEASE CHECK THE BACK SEAT!!! There have been 37 children die of heatstroke this way in 2013.

It was another hot day in across eastern Iowa. Here are the temperatures as of 4pm.

Sep 10 4 PM Temps

Here are the record high temperatures for today:
Waterloo: 98 in 1931
Dubuque: 97 in 1895
Cedar Rapids: 98 in 1931
Iowa City: 98 in 1931

We have had sunshine most of the day as a cold front approaches us from the northwest. Behind the front is an area of clouds, but no rain is falling from those clouds. Temperatures northwest of the cold front, in NW Iowa, are in the 70s. The temperatures on the map below are in red.

Sep 10 Current Map

A few light showers are possible tonight and Wednesday morning with the first cold front. The secondary cold front forecast to push through Wednesday afternoon/evening will be the leading edge of the cooler and less humid conditions. Wednesday will be muggy with dewpoints in the mid 60s. Here are the positions of the fronts Wednesday evening.

Sep 10 Wed Eve Sfc Map

High pressure will provide lots of sunshine Thursday through Saturday morning. Clouds will increase Saturday afternoon with the chance of showers/storms still forecast for Sunday. Highs during this time will be near 70 degrees.

The 8-15 day outlook (Sep 18-24) from the Climate Prediction Center shows a big warm-up with above normal temperatures and near to slightly above normal precipitation for eastern Iowa.
Sep 8 to 14 Day Outlook

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This post was written by Schnack on September 10, 2013