UPDATED at 4:30 PM
Tonight: Increasing clouds. Low: 35-41. Wind: E 5-10 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy and windy with a 40% chance of showers/storms. High: 51-60. Wind: SE 15-25 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy and windy with a 50% chance of showers/storms. Low: 43-46. Wind: SE 15-25 mph
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a 70% chance of showers/storms. High: low 60s.
Friday: Mostly cloudy and windy (W 15-25 mph). High: low 60s.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 50s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy and windy (E 15-30 mph) with a 40% chance of showers. High: near 50.
Monday: Mostly cloudy and windy (E 10-20 mph) with a 20% chance of showers. High: near 50.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy and windy (N 15-25 mph) with a 20% chance of showers. High: near 50.
On this day in 1980, Waterloo and Fort Dodge reached 100 degrees. This is the earliest date in Iowa to reach 100 degrees. What makes this more interesting is just 8 days earlier (on the 14th) 6” of snow fell across eastern and southeast Iowa.
Tonight…The sky will be mostly clear through the evening. There are two space station flyovers this evening:
Time: 8:28 PM
Duration: 4 min
Path: NW to ESE
Time: 10:03 PM
Duration: 2 min
Path: W to SW
Wednesday/Wednesday Night… Scattered showers and an isolated storm or two are possible Wednesday with the best chance in the afternoon and overnight.
Thursday…Low pressure will track across Iowa with showers and thunderstorms. As I type this it doesn’t look appear severe weather will be a concern. Don’t worry we will still be tracking the storm as it moves east to see if there are any changes to the severe weather risk. Here is the rain potential for Wednesday and Thursday.
Friday/Saturday…These days will be dry and a bit windy…especially Friday.
Sunday-Tuesday…Low pressure will develop across the middle of the country and bring a chance of showers to eastern Iowa. We will be on the north side of the low and experience a gusty east wind during these days. In addition to the windy conditions, it will be colder. High temperatures will struggle to reach 50 degrees.
This post was written by Schnack on April 22, 2014