A Rainy Summer Day

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As you can see in the radar image to the left, showers are lingering over a good portion of Iowa this Tuesday morning and afternoon.  These showers are nothing to be concerned about.  One nice byproduct of the showers is they’ve managed to keep temperatures well below normal for this time of year. 

That trend won’t last but it’s a nice departure from what we experienced last week.  Looking ahead to the rest of the week, we should see another quiet day on Wednesday before another storm system makes its way into Iowa.

Some showers are possible late Wednesday as a warm front pushes through, but most storms are expected to remain north in the Dakotas and Minnesota.

day3otlk_0730Attention in Iowa is focused on late Thursday night and into Friday Morning.  Currently the Storm Prediction Center has a good risk area posted for parts of Nebraska, South Dakota and extreme northwest Iowa.  You can see the area outlined in the graphic to the right.  Storms are expected to develop to our west and eventually push into Iowa.  It’s unclear if any severe threat from these storms can be maintained throughout the night.

But the set up is similar to the rounds of rain we saw last week.  The good news with this one?  It should just be one and done.  No multiple rounds of strong storms from this storm system.

Following this system, temperatures across Iowa should remain close to normal with highs in the mid 80’s.  No major chances of precip in the near future so it looks like another weekend of pleasant weather across the Hawkeye state.

As for Thursday night’s risk for severe weather, we’ll keep an eye on it and have another update tomorrow as the overall forecast becomes clearer.

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