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Watches and Warnings

Watches and Warnings

 

Watches and Warnings

 

Comfortable Today, Rain Chance Tonight

We're back into a weather pattern that is going to keep cool, yet very comfortable air from Canada overhead. What does this mean for us? Highs will stay below-normal for most of the next 7 days, as temperatures top out in the middle to upper 70s.

This cooler than normal pattern means most of the next 7 days will see our jet stream winds coming out of the NW. Again this allows for the cooler air to sink in, but it also keeps our chances to see rain down as well.

The best rain chance come this evening into Friday, as a system out west slides on in. Right now it appears the rain/t-storms will arrive after 7 p.m., lasting on and off throughout the day on Friday. Rain totals look to be around a quarter to a half an inch for most, with a few isolated cities picking up a little more. Another weak system will bring a little more rain to the area Saturday, more-so in IA this time around. And a third system to our N/NE will try and slide a weak trough our way on Sunday, bringing another round of light rain with it as well.

Once these three systems exit the area, the upper level pattern will shift more to a blocking one, with a ridge of high pressure out west keeping the upper level trough of low pressure, and our rain chances off to our east. This means very comfortable and quiet weather looks to stay with us as we end July next week.

Today: Mostly sunny & comfy start, with increasing clouds throughout the day. Chance for rain arrives around dinner time & later. Highs in the middle & upper 70s.  Wind: S 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms likely after sunset. Lows around 60°.  Wind: S 5-10 mph.

Friday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for scattered showers & t-storms, mainly early. Highs in the middle 70s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. A few showers & storms will be possible in the afternoon, especially in IA. Highs in the lower & middle 80s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance for afternoon t-showers. Highs in the middle 70s.

Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the middle 70s.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the middle & upper 70s.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.