Springtime Sauna Today, Storms Return Tomorrow

heatwave 80’s before noon? That’s what’s happening across much of Iowa today.  The ongoing stretch of late summer-like weather continues across the state as showers and thunderstorms might return tomorrow.

Once again, 90’s are possible over much of Iowa with high dew points in tow.  This is by far the hottest weather we’ve seen this year.  Although extremely above normal, records for this time of year should stay safe in most areas.  For example, the record high for Cedar Rapids today is 99 set back in 1921.

Turning our attention to the storm threat tomorrow, organized severe weather is not anticipated at this time.  A cold front will make its way through Iowa, but the frontal boundary is weak and doesn’t have much cold air behind it.

day2probotlk_1730_any The Storm Prediction Center has posted a “see text” posting for Iowa.  This means an isolated strong storm could develop on Tuesday, but no major outbreaks of hail, wind or tornadoes are expected.

Behind the storm system, more warm air is in store for Iowa.  Temperatures should at least remain in the mid to upper 80’s for the rest of the week. Things begin to cool off a but as we head towards the Memorial Day weekend.

More chances of rain come by next week, but at this time there’s no indication we’ll see any major threat of severe weather.  Overall out quiet weather pattern continues.  It almost feels like Iowa skipped the severe weather season and just moved on to oppressive summer.  We’ll see if that pattern continues.

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