Tracking Rain for Saturday

UPDATED at 4:20 PM

Tonight: Increasing clouds. Low: 34-38. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Cloudy with a 90% chance of rain. High: 48-55. Wind: S 10-15 mph.

Saturday Night: Rain ends in the evening and remaining mostly cloudy overnight. Low: 32-36. Wind: NW 10-15 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy and breezy (NW 10-20 mph). High: mid-upper 40s.

Monday: Partly cloudy, breezy (NW 10-20 mph) and colder. High: upper 30s.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High: near 40.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High: upper 40s.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain. High: low 50s.

Friday: Partly cloudy with a20% chance of rain. High: mid 50s.

It is finally feeling like spring across eastern Iowa with most locations in the 50s this afternoon. Here are the temperatures at 3 pm.

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The sky will remain mostly clear this evening, but late tonight the clouds will increase as a cold front approaches from the west. Saturday will be cloudy with scattered showers developing late in the morning and continuing on and off through the evening hours before tapering off. Future Track shows the progression of the rain and cold front Saturday afternoon.

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The rain will taper off by 10 pm Saturday with a mostly cloudy sky remaining through the overnight. Rain amounts are still expected to be less than 0.50”. Here is the rain forecast from the WPC from Friday evening to Sunday evening.

Mar 29 QPF

Sunday will be mostly cloudy and breezy behind the cold front from Saturday. There will be another cold front moving across Iowa from north to south Sunday late afternoon and evening. There might be a sprinkle or flurry possible Sunday night. The cold front will usher in colder air for Monday and Tuesday. Here is the WPC forecast position of the cold front Sunday evening.

Mar 29 Sun Eve Sfc
Sunday and Monday will be breezy (NW 10-20 mph) behind each cold front. High pressure Tuesday and Wednesday will bring plenty of sunshine and once it moves east of the Mississippi River Tuesday night temperatures will warm back into the 50s by the end of the week. There is a weak cold front forecast to bring a chance of light showers Thursday. Friday afternoon a warm front will begin to lift north across Missouri and a few showers are possible in Iowa.


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This post was written by Schnack on March 29, 2013

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