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This post was written by Schnack on April 8, 2014
UPDATED at 4:30 PM
Tonight: Clear and cool. Low: 30-34. Wind: Light.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and windy. High: 64-69. Wind: SW 15-25 mph.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy and mild. Low: 46-48. Wind: SW 10-15 mph.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High: low 60s.
Friday: Partly cloudy. High: low 60s.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers/storms. High: upper 60s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. High: low-mid 50s.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 40s.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High: near 50.
Tonight…High pressure will lighten up the wind tonight and keep the sky clear. We can see the International Space Station this evening at 8:25 PM for 6 minutes. The travel path is from the SW to ENE. Also this evening if you look in the eastern sky you will see a bright light…that is Mars. Click here for additional information.
Wednesday…As the high moves east I am tracking a cold front approaching from the northwest. Between these two features a gusty wind will push highs into the mid and upper 60s.
Thursday…The cold front is forecast to push through the area in the morning with a few light showers. Sunshine returns during the afternoon with slightly cooler temperatures, but still very comfortable.
Friday…At this point I am going to leave the forecast dry. Model guidance has been showing dry weather except the last update. If that trend continues, I will add in a chance of showers with my next forecast update tomorrow.
Saturday/Sunday…There is still some uncertainty about this part of the forecast. The rain chance is there…the details like timing and amounts are etched in stone at this point. One model shows a lot of rain while another shows light rain. Also the timing is very different as well. We will have to wait on this for more details.
Monday/Tuesday…As mentioned above there is low confidence in the model guidance for the weekend. This does have an impact on Monday as well. If the low slows up the chance of rain will be added to Monday. Right now I am going to leave it dry. High pressure returns Tuesday. Cooler weather returns after the low moves east of Iowa with afternoon highs in the upper 40s.
Posted under Forecast Discussion
7 AM Monday to 7 AM Tuesday
|Ainsworth 7.4 N||Washington||T|
|Anamosa 3SSW, IA||Jones||T|
|BELLE PLAINE, IA||Benton||0.02|
|Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE||Black Hawk||0.09|
|Cedar Rapids 2.0 ENE||Linn||T|
|Central City 6.7 W||Linn||T|
|CENTRAL CITY, IA||Linn||T|
|CHARLES CITY, IA||Floyd||T|
|CRESCO 1NE, IA||Howard||T|
|Decorah 6ESE, IA||Winneshiek||0.12|
|Decorah 7.9 ENE||Winneshiek||0.01|
|Dubuque 3.2 N||Dubuque||0.19|
|Dubuque L&D 11, IA||Dubuque||0.16|
|ELKADER 6SSW, IA||Clayton||T|
|GRUNDY CENTER, IA||Grundy||0.10|
|IONIA 2W, IA||Chickasaw||T|
|IOWA FALLS, IA||Hardin||T|
|KESLEY 3 NNE, IA||Butler||0.11|
|Latimer 1.9 NE||Franklin||0.06|
|MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA||Delaware||0.03|
|MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA||Jackson||T|
|Marengo 2.6 SSW||Iowa||0.08|
|NASHUA 2SW, IA||Floyd||0.08|
|Nora Springs 2.4 SSE||Floyd||0.09|
|NORTH ENGLISH, IA||Iowa||0.14|
|OSAGE , IA||Mitchell||0.03|
|Quasqueton 1.8 S||Buchanan||T|
|Solon 0.3 ESE||Johnson||T|
|ST ANSGAR, IA||Mitchell||T|
|VOLGA 1NE, IA||Clayton||T|
|Waterloo 1.8 SSE||Black Hawk||0.03|
|Waucoma 3.2 S||Fayette||0.01|
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