After a mostly cloudy day with a few isolated showers, there will not be a whole lot of improvement in the forecast over the next 48 hours. In fact, more rain is in the forecast, and this time it will be more widespread.
The first graphic that we will start out with is the weather prediction centers day one through three precipitation outlook. Much of Iowa over the next three days could see anywhere from one to three inches of rain with locally higher amounts possible. A couple of our short models today had rainfall totals greater than three inches, so this is something that we will have to keep an eye on.
Because of the cloud cover and rain on Wednesday, highs will only be in the lower 70s across the north to the upper 70s and lower 80s across the south. These temperatures on Wednesday will be anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees below normal.
There is also a slight risk of severe weather on Wednesday across southern Iowa and northern Missouri. Main risks with any storms that do become severe will be gusty winds and hail. However, the severe threat does look to remain fairly low at this time. The rain will eventually move out of the state by Friday setting up for a cool and drier weekend.