Hopefully you have been out and enjoying the weather. Temperatures this weekend have been in the 70s, with abundant sunshine. However, this type of weather will not be sticking around much into the week ahead, so you will want to get out and enjoy it while you can. Temperatures on Monday will be warming up into the mid to upper 70s with a chance of rain across the western half of the state Monday morning. Rain will then redevelop Monday afternoon and will strengthen into the early evening hours. Rainfall on Monday will range from a tenth of an inch to as much as a half an inch. The heaviest totals will be across eastern Iowa.
Tuesday is where things begin to get active. Temperatures will warm up into the 70s once again, however, a cold font will be approaching the state by Tuesday afternoon. This will yet again bring another round of rain, and possibly heavy rain. This will also bring a chance of severe weather by Tuesday afternoon. The storm prediction center has issued a slight risk across all of Iowa as shown in the image above for Tuesday. The main risks, will include: large hail, damaging winds, and even an isolated tornado. At this current time, the best tornado potential will exist across the western half of the state. This tornado potential will then transition into a damaging wind threat into the evening hours Tuesday. You will want to keep checking back here for all of the very latest developments.
After the rain moves out by Wednesday evening, we will be looking at quite a bit of rain. Over the three day period, rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches will be likely with isolated higher amounts as shown in the image above.
After the cold front pushes through the state, temperatures will be going downhill. Highs on Wednesday will range from the upper 60s across northwest Iowa to the upper 70s across southeast Iowa. A second cold front will then push through the state on Thursday and this will bring another reinforcing shot of cooler weather. Highs on Thursday will be in the mid 50s to lower 60s. If you think this is cool, just wait until you hear about the overnight lows. Thursday’s overnight lows will be in the mid to lower 40s, however, Friday’s overnight lows will range from the upper 30s to lower 40s. Yes, you read that right. The upper 30s will be likely across northern Iowa Friday night. If you thought this Friday’s football weather was cool, you will want to grab that jacket this Friday as it will be even cooler.
As always, our team will continue to keep an eye on all the very latest developments and will bring those to you on our Facebook and Twitter pages and right here at www.iowachase.com.