Tonight: Cloudy. Low: 25-27. Wind: S 5 mph.
Saturday: Cloudy. High: 35-38. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
Saturday Night: Cloudy. Low: 28-32. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
Sunday: Cloudy with a 20% chance of rain/snow. High: upper 30s.
Monday: Cloudy with a 70% chance of rain. High: upper 30s.
Tuesday: Cloudy with a 50% chance of light snow. High: mid 30s.
Wednesday: Cloudy and windy (NW 15-25 mph) with a 20% chance of light snow/flurries. High: near 30.
Christmas: Mostly cloudy. High: upper 20s.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with at 20% chance of snow. High: upper 20s.
A cloudy sky has been common around here lately and I don’t expect the clouds to clear any time soon. Temperatures will slowly warm to the mid-upper 30s Saturday through Monday. It turns colder by the end of the year and the first few days of 2015 as temperatures are expected to be below normal.
We are tracking a low pressure system located off the northwest coast (south of Alaska) Friday afternoon.
It is forecast to move across the Midwest and bring rain and snow chances Monday and Tuesday to Iowa. That is what we do know. The details on the storm are what are unknown at this time. The amount of moisture in the storm is about 0.30” and some of this will fall as rain therefore minimizing the amount of snow possible at this point. This has been pretty consistent for the last couple of days.
All model guidance, from update to update for the last few days, has not been consistent….that is not helpful when trying to make a forecast. Once the storm moves onshore along the west coast the weather balloons will be able to get more information from the storm. This should help the models get a better handle on the situation.
As of this evening, if you have any travel plans in eastern Iowa this is how I see it.
Keep in mind their might be some adjustments to this storm. So if weather is going to impact you early next week stay updated on the forecast.
Posted under Update
This post was written by Schnack on December 19, 2014