Snow and then COLD!!!

After the weekend snow…high temperatures next week might only be in the single digits with morning lows below zero. Factor in some wind and wind chills will be dangerously cold. Here is a look at possible wind chills Wednesday morning.

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This post was written by Schnack on December 8, 2016

Two Rounds of Snow this Weekend

Light snow or flurries will end this evening with a clearing sky overnight. The wind gradually diminishes late tonight and stays light through Friday night. We start Friday with sunshine then clouds increase in the afternoon. High temperatures only reach the upper teens.

Winter Storm Timing

We will have two rounds of snow this weekend:

Round 1:
Snow begins around midday Saturday and continues through the night before ending early Sunday morning. The heaviest snow will be north of Highway 20 (3-6”). South of Highway 20 will be lighter (1-3”).

Snow Forecast DMA Hand

Round 2:
This round of snow begins late Sunday afternoon into Monday morning. Snow totals with this round could be 3-6” for all of eastern Iowa.

Tuesday comes around with a light snow shower or flurries. This is the leading edge of the frigid air. Highs in the single digits and teens with lows dropping down below zero at night.

Colder than normal temperatures are likely  through at least the end of next week. 

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This post was written by Schnack on December 8, 2016

Quiet Tonight

Our weather is going to remain warm and humid overnight under a mostly clear sky. The most likely area to see rain and storms overnight would be to the outlined area to our northwest. The rain/storms are forecast to track northeast. This track keeps it north of eastern Iowa.

KWWL 2015 MAX Storm ED

Tuesday evening, looks like after 8 pm, showers/storms are forecast to move southeast into eastern Iowa. The primary threat will be heavy rain and gusty winds. Showers and storms are forecast to continue on and off through Wednesday evening before tapering off overnight. Rain amounts where storms travel could be in the 1-3″ range.

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This post was written by Schnack on September 5, 2016

A Few Rounds of Severe Storms Possible

We are tracking a few rounds of severe storms possible through Thursday night. The first round would be very late tonight. Storms are possible after 3 AM Thursday into mid morning, about 10 AM. The primary threat would be damaging wind and heavy rain.

 

Severe Wx Risk for web

The second round of possible severe storms would be after 5 PM Thursday to about midnight. All forms of severe are possible with this round including tornadoes, high winds, hail and heavy rain.

Severe Wx Risk for web2

 

The humidity level remains high through Thursday night and becomes a bit more comfortable Friday through the weekend. Dry weather and cooler temperatures are expected during this time as well. The humidity level and temperatures increase early next with with a few storm chances.

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This post was written by Schnack on July 6, 2016

Severe Storms Tuesday Night

Severe Wx Risk for web
We are tracking storms forecast to move through eastern Iowa tonight…mainly after 9 or 10 PM. An isolated shower or storm is possible before this time, but the more widespread storms will be after and through the overnight. Heavy rain, damaging wind and large hail are the primary threats with the storms. The storms are forecast to end between 4-6 AM Wednesday.

Most of Wednesday is dry with a slight chance of an afternoon shower/storm. High temperatures remain in the mid-upper 80s and humid. We are tracking another round for storm possible for late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Again the main threat of any of the storms would be heavy rain, damaging winds and large hail.

Friday through Sunday is dry, a bit cooler and less humid before the heat and humidity with storm chances return early next week.

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This post was written by Schnack on July 5, 2016

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Possible

The area outlined in light blue (most of Iowa) is being monitored for a possible thunderstorm watch (40% chance).
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This post was written by Schnack on June 30, 2016

Tracking Storms this Afternoon

Scattered storms are forecast to move southeast this afternoon along a cold front. Some of the storms could be severe with hail, high winds and heavy rain.
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Posted under Severe Weather, Update

This post was written by Schnack on June 30, 2016

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Possible

The Storm Prediction Center is keeping a close eye on the possibility (40% chance) of issuing a severe thunderstorm watch during the next few hours. The area of concern is outlined in the image below.
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This post was written by Schnack on June 21, 2016

Heavy Rain Possible

Rainfall rates tonight could exceed the amounts needed in a three hour period to cause flash flooding.

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The Flash Flood Watch remains in effect tonight for most of eastern Iowa.

 

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This post was written by Schnack on June 21, 2016