UPDATED at 4:30 PM
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low: 33-35. Wind: N 5-10 mph.
Tuesday: Cloudy with an 80% chance of rain/snow. High: 35-42. Wind: N 10-20 mph.
Tuesday Night: Light snow ends. Snow accumulation: trace to 2”. Low: 20-25. Wind: N 15-25 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy and windy (N 15-25 mph). High: near 30.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 40s.
Friday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 40s.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High: low 40s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain/snow: High: mid 30s.
Monday: Mostly cloudy. High: upper 30s.
It has been a very nice late winter day. Spring (Vernal Equinox) officially begins March 20. Check out the 4 pm temperatures across Iowa.
At noon today, the visible satellite image showed where the snow was on the ground impacting the temperatures (northeast Iowa).
So far this afternoon the rivers have remained in check with no major problems. There have been some significant rises on streams with localized flooding due to the snow melt today. The Iowa River at Marengo has been flooding a bit this afternoon. Click here for the latest flood update.
The sky will become mostly cloudy tonight as low pressure tracks closer to Iowa. A light wintry mix will develop in the morning and continue into the afternoon. It will transition to light snow during evening as temperatures begin to drop and the wind increases from the north. Light snow will taper off Tuesday night.
Wednesday is going to be much colder with highs in the upper 20s to low 30s and a gusty north wind. Not to worry, temperatures rebound back to the 40s Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
There is a slight chance of a light rain/snow shower Sunday as temperatures drop back to the 30s.
A look back on this day in weather history, a snow record was broken. The most snow from one storm fell from March 10-14, 1951. It is a state record.
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This post was written by Schnack on March 10, 2014