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This post was written by Schnack on September 24, 2013

Rain Still Forecast for the Weekend

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UPDATED at 4:35 PM

Tonight:  A few sprinkles possible this evening otherwise partly cloudy. Low: 46-49. Wind: E 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High: 72-78. Wind: E 5-10 mph.

Wednesday Night: Clear. Low: 48-54. Wind: SE 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. High: upper 70s.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High: near 80.

Saturday: Partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers/storms. High: upper 70s.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High: near 70.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High: low-mid 70s.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High: low-mid 70s.

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Last year on this day we woke up to record low temperatures in the upper 20s.

Waterloo: 29 record
Dubuque: 28 record
Cedar Rapids: 28 record
Iowa City: 30 not a record

It has been another beautiful fall day with a few more clouds. The clouds are associated with a weakening area of low pressure in Missouri. Here is the visible satellite image and surface map from this afternoon.

Sep 24 Current Maps

A few sprinkles are possible this evening, but most of us will remain dry tonight. The clouds will clear later tonight allowing for a mostly sunny Wednesday. It will stay mostly sunny through Friday as afternoon highs warm to near 80s degrees.

The next best chance of rain will be Saturday. We are still tracking the cold front to cross the state Saturday, but a little slower than the model guidance was suggesting. Because of this slower speed high temperatures will be a little bit higher. The maps below show the forecast position of the cold front Saturday morning as well as the rain forecast from Friday evening to Sunday evening.

Sep 24 QPF Sfc Map

After the rain chances end Saturday night Sunday through early next week will be dry and slightly cooler…near normal temperatures.


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This post was written by Schnack on September 24, 2013