It has been dry as of late across eastern Iowa. In fact, the last time we had rain in Waterloo was 8 days ago, and it’s been 7 days since the last measurable rain in Dubuque, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. So far this month (through October 23rd), here’s our rainfall departures.
We will likely get close to where we should be in rainfall later this week, as we are tracking a potent low pressure system that will track through Iowa.
Monday will be seasonable with a mostly sunny sky and temperatures in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
We are tracking a strong storm system that is forecast to track through Iowa Tuesday and Wednesday. We will have an increase in clouds on Tuesday, with a chance for rain tracking in by late Tuesday afternoon and evening.
The best chance for rain and a few isolated storms will be Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Areas north of Highway 30 could see 1-2″ of rain, with local amounts of 3″ not out of question. South of Highway 30 could potentially see a half inch to 1″+. This is dependent on the exact track of the low pressure center.
It will also be windy and cool Tuesday and especially Wednesday. Highs Wednesday will likely range from the upper 40s in northern Iowa, to low 60s in southern Iowa.
Stay with KWWL for updates.
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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on October 23, 2016