Heat Wave, Snow, Thunderstorms?

If you lived across the southern half of the state, then today felt like summer! Highs ended up in the mid to lower 40s with the 50s in southwest Iowa. A frontal boundary is moving through the state this afternoon and this will drop temperatures. Highs tomorrow will be cooler than they were today, as highs will be in the 20s.

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Snow at 3am

There is also a chance for light snow tonight, mainly across the southwest half of the state. Snow will begin fall across western Iowa around 3am, and will spread to the southeast. Snow will then be in the Des Moines metro around 7am. The latest model trends have shifted this band of snow, slightly more to the northeast.

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Snow at 6am

Snow will then push out of the state before the noon hour. Snow totals will be light, generally less than an inch and a half. Warm air advection will then kick in Friday night and this will start to warm our temperatures back up. Highs on Saturday will be in the upper 20s to lower 30s. There is also another chance for snow, mainly across northeast Iowa.

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Snow Saturday Afternoon

Snow will begin across north central Iowa after 9am on Saturday. Totals will be light once again, with totals under 2 inches across northeast Iowa.  Temperatures will continue to climb over the weekend, setting up for a warm week next week.
It still looks like highs next week will be in the 40s and the lower 50s. We are also watching next Wednesday when another weather system will move though the state. There is the potential that we could see thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon. After these next couple of chances of snow move through the state, the heat will be on the rise, and the snow will begin to melt!

Zach Sharpe

My name is Zach Sharpe. I am the president and forecaster for the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. You can find me on Twitter @Stormchaserzach and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/stormchaserzach/

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