UPDATED at 4:30 PM
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 36-39. Wind: SW 5-10 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High: 67-70. Wind: SW 10-15 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low: 44-47. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 70% chance of showers/storms. High: near 70.
Sunday: Cloudy and windy (N 15-25 mph) with an 80% chance of rain. High: low 50s.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 40s.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 40s.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High: near 50.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High: low 50s.
We get another chance to see the International Space Station (ISS) this evening at 8:27 PM for 4 minutes it will travel from NW to NE.
Tonight…The wind will diminish as the sun sets this evening. A light wind is expected for most of the night under a mostly clear sky.
Friday/Friday Night…A beautiful spring day is ahead. The sun will be shinning with a lighter wind compared to the last two days. Afternoon highs will get close to 70 degrees again. Friday night clouds will increase late with mild temperatures.
Saturday/Sunday…One work could sum up the weekend WET. Showers/storms are likely Saturday and Saturday night with mainly just rain Sunday. The threat for any severe storms at this time is very low. Saturday will be the warmer of the two days ahead of the front. Sunday the wind increases from the NW pulling colder air south. The rain will continue Sunday night and taper off late as the sun comes up Monday. Late Sunday night it might be cold enough for a few snow showers before the precipitation tapers off. I described the weekend as wet because there is a potential for 2”+ for all of eastern Iowa combining Saturday/Sunday rain.
Make sure you gutters are cleaned out so that the water can flow through them properly and not cause any water issues around your home. A good day to do that would be Friday.
The rain is also a good thing for most of the state since the latest Drought Monitor information was released this morning.
Most of Iowa is dealing with pretty dry condition. So dry, we had an elevated fire risk again today with the very dry atmosphere and windy conditions.
Monday/Tuesday…These will be the coolest two days of the next seven. A northwest wind will keep the temperatures from reaching our normal high close to 60. Dry conditions are forecast.
Wednesday/Thursday…Temperatures warm a little as a chance for some showers is included in the forecast.
Long Range Outlook…The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) is leaning toward colder than normal temperatures and above normal precipitation from April 18-24.
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This post was written by Schnack on April 10, 2014