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Rain moves back into eastern Iowa to start the weekend

A couple rounds of showers will lead to a rainy start to the weekend.

Be sure to keep the rain gear nearby as a couple rounds of showers and some thunderstorms will move across the state along with up and down temperatures to kick off the weekend.

The first wave arrives Friday as showers will spread from south to north during the morning hours. They will be scattered throughout the day and evening before they pick back up late night as a surface low begins to move into southern Iowa by Saturday morning.

The low will push a warm front through the area by Saturday afternoon sending in a surge of moisture as dew points climb back into the 60s. Depending on how far north the front lifts there could be quite a temperature spread across the area with 50s north and 60s/70s south.

A cold front will move through during the late afternoon/evening with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing. Some could be on the strong side, it depends on the timing of the front, the position of the surface low and if enough instability will be available. Something the Weather First team will continue to follow.

Heavy rains appear to be likely with much of the area possibly seeing 1-2" from the combined systems. A comparison of two different models have soaking rains across eastern Iowa.

The 80's and our brief taste of summer are long gone as we enjoy the ups and downs of spring. Temperatures will be bouncing around over the next four days as they remain below normal.


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