Happy Friday everyone! You made it to the end of the week, and what better way to celebrate than with temperatures that were above average! What is average for this time of year? For this time of year, temperatures should range from the upper 30’s across northern Iowa to the upper 40’s across southern Iowa. Temperatures today, ranged from the low 60’s to low 70’s. The above average temperatures will continue into the weekend, but a change will be in the forecast by next week.
If you have outdoor plans this weekend, you are going to have to deal with some rain. Light rain will be possible as early as Saturday morning, but the better rain chances will increase later in the day. These showers and thunderstorms will continue through the overnight hours Saturday and on into the day Sunday.
The highest rainfall amounts will occur across eastern Iowa. This is where up to three quarters of an inch will be possible. Across western Iowa, rainfall amounts will be closer to a quarter of an inch. The good news is that no severe weather will be likely with this round of showers and thunderstorms.
Temperatures will be slightly cooler this weekend due to the cloud cover and rain. Highs this weekend will be in the 50’s and 60’s, which is still above average. On Monday, the clouds will break, which will allow the sun to return, and warm temperatures up into the 60’s and 70’s once again.
The next chance of rain will move into the state by Monday night, which will be the start of a temperature shift. Temperatures will be cooling off by the later half of next week, so get outdoors and enjoy the sun and warmer weather while you can.
Have a great weekend!