Temperatures were on the rise today as a warm front moved across the state overnight. Highs today ranged from the mid 20’s across northeast Iowa to the mid 40’s across southwest Iowa. Temperatures will be even warmer on Thursday, with the possibility of a few 50’s across southwest Iowa. This heat wave will not last long as the arctic air will be invading the state by the weekend.
Temperatures will be falling during the day Friday, and will continue all the way through Sunday. Sunday will be the coldest day, with highs struggling to hit zero.
Wind chills will be downright frigid. Starting Friday evening, wind chills will dip below zero and will stay that way through Tuesday afternoon. Over the weekend, wind chills will be between -20 and -35 degrees.
The model output for the Mason City area has wind chills around -40 degrees by Sunday morning. Wind chill advisories and warnings will likely be issued for this weekend.
The next chance of snow will likely come early next week as a clipper system will move across the state Tuesday.
Enjoy the mini heat wave before the bone chilling temperatures move back into the state by this weekend. For the latest weather 24/7 follow me on Twitter @Stormchaserzach or on Facebook by clicking here.