UPDATED at 4:30 PM
Tonight: Partly cloudy, warm and humid with a 20% chance of showers/storms. Low: 73-74. Wind: S 10-15 mph.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: 90-92. Wind: SW 10-20 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 64-68. Wind: N 5-15 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, cooler and less humid. High: upper 70s.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High: upper 70s.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: upper 70s.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: low 80s.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: near 80.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 70s.
It is not a comfortable day for many. The heat index as of 4 pm was ranging from 87 to 95 across eastern Iowa with the heat index close to 110 in southwest Iowa.
The HEAT ADVISORY remains in effect through Tuesday evening from Waterloo westward. Areas in the heat advisory will see the heat index Tuesday from 95-105. Areas not in the heat advisory will have the heat index near 95.
The good news, if you don’t like this heat and humidity, is that it will end as fast as it arrived. A cold front is forecast to bring a slight chance of a shower/storm Tuesday afternoon/evening…many places will remain dry. It is also going to bring cooler and less humid air back to the region. Here is the WPC forecast position of the cold front Tuesday evening.
The below normal temperatures continue through the weekend and possibly longer. The 8-14 day outlook from the Climate Prediction Center favors below normal temperatures into early August and near normal precipitation.
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This post was written by Schnack on July 21, 2014