June Rainfall Update

As you all know, it was a very dry and warm start to the month of June across eastern Iowa.  Recent rains have put a slight dent in the rain that we desperately needed, especially in Iowa City.  However — Waterloo, Dubuque and Cedar Rapids are still running a little bit below average through June 18th.

We are heading into an active summer pattern in the week ahead, with off and on rain and storm chances beginning Monday.  (By the way — summer officially begins 11:24 PM Tuesday)

The Climate Prediction Center has a chance of above average precipitation June 24th through 28th, so there is still time to catch up.

Be sure to keep up with the latest Storm Track 7 forecast.


Posted under Forecast Discussion, Precipitation Totals

This post was written by Kyle Kiel on June 18, 2017

Father’s Day Forecast

Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads across eastern Iowa.

Your day will be cooler than Saturday. Highs today warm to the 70s across the board. The morning remains dry before a chance of showers tracks in for the afternoon hours. A rumble of thunder isn’t out of the question this afternoon. Depending on where exactly the rain moves through, the breezy wind may be more of a disturbance for your plans than the rain chances today.

Overnight, we cool into the mid to upper 50s. Another cool day comes on Monday as highs once again reach the 70s. Storm chances return tomorrow during the afternoon and into the evening. Warmer air moves in Tuesday (just in time to start summer late Tuesday night).



Posted under Forecast Discussion

This post was written by Rachael Peart on June 18, 2017