It is a beautiful summer day with comfortable temperatures and low humidity. The only problem might be the gusty wind. You can see how clear the sky is over Iowa on is satellite image from this afternoon.
Our weather is going to be dry for most of the next seven days. We are tracking a cold front forecast to push through Iowa this weekend. There is a slight risk of severe storms to our northwest Saturday evening, ahead of the cold front. Also ahead of the cold front will be high temperatures in the low 80s. The humidity level won’t be bad.
The storms are forecast to weaken overnight as they move east. Here is the potential timing of the weakening storms across Iowa. As Saturday gets closer the timing may get adjusted a little bit, but as of right now the rain and isolated storms will push across eastern Iowa at night.
The map below shows the possible rain amounts (about 0.50″ in some locations) Saturday night for eastern Iowa.
Behind the cold front, Sunday, the sky will become mostly sunny with a gusty northwest wind and afternoon highs in the low 70s.
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This post was written by Schnack on August 20, 2015