Scattered showers and storms are expected through midnight. Some storms will have gusty wind, hail and heavy downpours. The best chance of storms would occur between 7 PM and midnight. After midnight, the storms will be east of Mississippi River with lingering scattered showers. The map below shows where storms may be at 8 PM.
If storms were to become severe, the best locations would be south of Cedar Rapids. This afternoon we are dealing with a few light rain showers.
Cooler conditions move into the area Thursday as the low moves east of Iowa. A gusty northwest wind will keep temperatures mainly steady. A few light rain showers are possible with a cloudy sky.
Thursday night temperatures drop to near freezing late. A few light rain showers may mix with a few snowflakes into Friday morning. Isolated rain showers are possible Friday with a gusty northwest wind.
The wind is stronger Saturday with gusts to 40 or 45 mph and highs in the low 40s. Sunday the wind turns to the southwest pushing warmer air in our direction with highs in the 50s. The wind is breezy, but not as windy as Saturday and the stronger wind is expected Sunday afternoon. The chart below shows the sustained winds to be around 25 or 30 mph.
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This post was written by Schnack on March 30, 2016