Well after 3 weeks of no rain, the week ahead looks to bring some relief. The positive out of having no rain in the past three weeks, has been great news for the farmers. On Monday, winds will be strong out of the southwest, which will warm our temperatures into the 70’s. A few places across western and central Iowa may make it into the lower 80’s.
Because of the extremely dry conditions, strong winds, and low humidity, this will provide for an elevated fire risk. A red flag warning will be in effect for much of today. By Tuesday, showers and thunderstorms will be possible across the state. This potential appears to remain on the light side, with the better potential of rain being across eastern Iowa.
Wednesday and Thursday will be cooler, but will remain dry. Our next chance of rain will come on Friday into early Saturday. Rain will move into western Iowa during the day on Friday and will push off to the east throughout the day. Rainfall totals Friday will range from a quarter of an inch to a half inch, with the highest totals across western Iowa. Rain will then clear out of the state by Saturday morning, setting up for a dry and seasonal weekend.