It may not be a permanent warm up, but there is a warm up in our extended forecast, and that’s something, right? The Upper Midwest can expect another round of well below normal temperatures this week as a new blanket of snow and cold air pouring in from Canada keep us in the winter chill.
But as the week wears on, things will begin to shift. Warm air will begin filtering in from the southwest. As you can see in the graphic above, some forecast models are raising the possibility of 60 degree weather in parts of Iowa. That’s about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year!
Only time will tell whether this is a permanent warm up and we begin the tradition to more spring-like storms. A storm system could pass through Iowa next weekend bringing with it much needed rainfall. If this keeps up, it may not be long before the brown and yellow yards of Iowa are finally replaced with green grass.