A downright blustery day wreaked havoc on the Upper Midwest today, knocking out power, damaging trees and power lines and to our case produced a number of tornadoes. The so-called “weather bomb” system that’s driving through the heart of the U.S. is not done yet, but the end is near.
High wind watches and warnings will remain in effect over parts of Iowa on Wednesday until winds finally start to subside a bit. Wind gusts can still top the 50mph range tomorrow. Wind gusts up to 60mph were reported in parts of Iowa today, including Dubuque. More of the same is expected tomorrow.
The good news is things should quiet down quite a bit once this storm passes through. The weekend looks quiet, including the all important trick or treating trip on Halloween this Sunday. Before we get to the weekend, parts of the state could see a killing freeze Friday Morning, something to keep in mind if you still have plant life or vegetation outside you want to hang onto.
Early indication for next week show a quiet pattern lingering into the first half of the week with temperatures right around normal for this time of year (highs in the 50’s and lows in the 30’s). Not the worst weather but a good reminder that the mild days of summer are growing smaller in our rear view mirror.