Tonight: Cloudy, breezy, not as cold
Wind: SE 10-20 mph
Thursday: Cloudy, scattered shower possible
Wind: SE 15-25 mph
A very active pattern will be unfolding across the Midwest as the week comes to a close. Tonight clouds will continue to filter in and temperatures will just fall into the 30s. Thursday will be a pretty raw day with temperatures in the 40s and winds kicking around 15 to 25 mph. There is a low chance for a brief shower or sprinkle in the afternoon Thursday.
Rain chances really start to ramp up by the end of the week as a big storm will be moving across the central United States. That storm will bump up temperatures on Friday into the 60s and even close to 70 in parts of eastern Iowa - a full 20 degree swing from Thursday! Most of Friday will be dry but late in the afternoon showers and even thunderstorms will develop and move west to east across the state.
Showers will continue on and off through the day on Saturday and eventually wind down by Sunday afternoon. As the rain falls and the storm weakens, temperatures will take a swing back down into the 40s and 50s Saturday and Sunday.
Temperatures will stay close to normal (in the 40s and 50s) through the beginning of next week and it will be dry through next Wednesday.
Meteorologist Rebecca Kopelman
Today's Record Temperatures