Watches and Warnings

Watches and Warnings


MN and Iowa Watches and Warnings

Soggy Stretch Starts Saturday

Friday was another great day to be out and about, with our highs in the lower to middle 70s again for highs today. The average high temperature is 58 and we’ve been on a streak with above average temps for the past 6 days. Don't get used to it though, a big change is heading our way starting this weekend.

A big area of low pressure will bring cooler & soggy conditions back to the area. Saturday will start out pretty quiet, but rain along with a few thunderstorms arrives after the noon hour, as the system to our SW moves NNE. At first only showers, then more consistent heavy rain with the occasional thunderstorm is expected later Saturday into early Sunday. Rainfall totals with this system will be ranging between 0.50" to 1.00".

A second area of low pressure will drift in from the south, more towards our east after Sunday, keeping a few lingering showers through Monday.

A weak disturbance will move through later Tuesday into Wednesday morning, sparking off a few showers, with a few snowflakes mixing in early Tuesday morning. By that time, temperatures will have taken a dip to near 50 for highs, with lows close to the freezing point. The new weather pattern for next week looks to keep temperatures cooler than average for a while.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows near 50°. Wind: E 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance for showers and storms. Opportunity for moderate to heavy rain increases later in the afternoon & evening. Highs in the upper 60s. Wind: E 10-20 mph with gusts to 25.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with showers & t-storms likely. Total rainfall by Sunday afternoon will be near 1.00" for some locations. Highs in the upper 50s.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with passing showers. Highs in the lower 50s.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance for showers in the afternoon, mixing in a few snowflakes overnight. Highs in the lower 50s.

Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower to middle 50s.