Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy, chilly
Wind: W 5-10 mph
Sunday: Partly cloudy, windy & warmer
Wind: S 15-35 mph
The weekend started with a fresh coating of snow, however warmer air will soon settle in with spring like temperatures and rain to start the week.
Skies will be clear to partly cloudy through tonight. Winds will also lighten and with fresh snow on the ground temperatures will drop into the teens to 20. Some melting of the snow during the day will allow low-level moisture to linger resulting in some areas of fog.
Sunday will start with some clouds and areas of fog, however winds will kick up out of the south with gusts approaching 35 mph allowing the fog to clear out. It'll be a warmer day with much of the area in the 40s to possibly low 50s for some in the south under a partly to mostly sunny sky.
An approaching front will stall out across eastern Iowa late Sunday night into Monday as a storm system will track into the area with showers developing. A wintry mix is possible in the far north however as temperatures warm above freezing it'll change over to rain. Where the warm front stalls out will determine temperatures. As of now, it looks like north of Highway 20 readings will be in the 30s with 40s and 50s likely south. If there is enough instability a few isolated thunderstorms are possible which could put down some locally heavy rain with an inch or more likely in some areas.
The front will get hung up in the area as another piece of energy arrives Monday night into Tuesday, and with colder air arriving dropping temperatures to around the freezing mark, a wintry mix of sleet/freezing rain is possible which could result in some icing. There are still some uncertainties with the timing of the colder air, temperatures and locations so this will be closely watched over the next couple of days.
Precipitation will end Tuesday night with dry weather through the middle of the week and cool temperatures in the 20s and 30s through Thursday.
Meteorologist Brandon Marshall
Weather First Team
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