UPDATED at 4:15 PM
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low: 57-61. Wind: SE 5-10 mph.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: 82-86. Wind: SE 10-15 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy and warm. Low: 62-66. Wind: SE 5-10 mph
Sunday: Partly cloudy and windy (SE 15-25 mph) with a 60% chance of showers/storms. High: low-mid 80s.
Monday: Mostly cloudy and windy (S 15-25 mph) with a 60% chance of showers/storms. High: low-mid 80s.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. High: mid-upper 70s.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High: near 70.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High: near 70.
Friday: Partly cloudy. High: low 70s.
A stationary front currently located east/west across Iowa may trigger isolated showers/storms this evening. Any showers/storms will fall apart as the sun sets. The sky will be partly cloudy tonight through Saturday night.
Saturday will be warm and a little more humid than Friday as the stationary front slowly drifts north of Iowa.
We are still tracking the chance of severe weather for Sunday. Storms west of Iowa Saturday will be moving east and falling apart Saturday night. A few might make it as far east as eastern Iowa by Sunday morning. The sky will be partly cloudy Sunday. It will also be warm, humid and windy. The cold front and low is forecast to slowly push east with thunderstorms developing in the afternoon and evening. The following severe weather is possible Sunday afternoon/evening: large hail, high winds, flooding rain and a few tornadoes. The maps below show the forecast position of the low and fronts in addition to the slight risk area and the best chance of severe weather within that risk area.
If you have been following the forecast and blog forecasts you know that there was a chance of severe weather across eastern Iowa on Monday as well. The latest information indicates that will may still see some showers/storms but the threat for any severe weather would be south of Iowa (see map below).
Rain showers are still possible Tuesday and Wednesday as this low slowly moves east. High temperatures will cool to near 70 Wednesday and Thursday. Dry weather is forecast for Thursday and Friday as high pressure moves into the Midwest.
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This post was written by Schnack on May 17, 2013