Tonight: A WIND CHILL ADVISORY is in effect across northern Iowa tonight with wind chills as cold as 20 below in this area. Temperatures are forecast to drop to the single digits below zero with a few breaks in the cloud cover in northern Iowa. Areas around Cedar Rapids and south remain cloudy keeping temperatures in the single digits above zero and wind chills around 10 below. Flurries are possible in the southern counties as well.
Thursday: Another bitterly cold day with highs from 4-14 and wind chills of 0 to 10 below zero. A few flurries maybe a light snow shower is possible south of Cedar Rapids otherwise mostly cloudy. We are on the north edge of an area of snow across Missouri.
Thursday Night: The clouds slowly thin out overnight as temperatures fall into the single digits below zero again. A 10-15 mph puts wind chills in a 20 or 25 below zero range late.
Friday/Saturday/Sunday: Frigid air remains during this time with high temperatures in the teens and a mostly sunny sky.
Monday: The sky becomes cloudy with a gusty south wind pushing highs into the low 30s.
Tuesday: We are tracking a storm forecast to stay north of Iowa and one more time we will be on the warm side. A gusty south wind keeps warming our high temperatures and this time to near 40. A few snowflakes are possible in the morning, but most if not all of the light precipitation will fall in the form of rain.
The map below shows the light rain Tuesday in parts of Iowa otherwise dry for the next seven days.
There is some hope to stay out of the deep freeze Jan 12-18. The map below shows a slight chance of above normal temperatures.
Posted under Long Range Outlook, Temperatures
This post was written by Schnack on January 4, 2017