Tonight: Cloudy, occasional showers, few thunderstorms possible
Wind: NE 10-20 mph
Friday: Cloudy, scattered morning showers possible
Wind: NE 10-15 mph
It certainly has been a soggy week across eastern Iowa. There will be some gradual improvement into the weekend with dry and seasonal weather expected.
A strong storm system that has slowly churned through the state the last couple of days will continue to track southeast into Illinois. Spokes of energy will get wrapped around it and with sufficient moisture in place, pockets showers and a few embedded thunderstorms will be possible tonight into Friday morning. Temperatures will dip into the 50s and 60s.
Rain showers will wind down during the Friday morning hours. Skies will remain cloudy through much of the day with hopefully some sunshine breaking out in the afternoon. Temperatures should climb into the 70s with northeast Iowa possibly the warmest where there may be a bit more sunshine.
Temperatures will moderate close to 80° on Saturday and low 80s Sunday through Monday with partly to mostly sunny skies.
Another strong story system looks to gear up and impact the area Monday night through Tuesday. There are still some uncertainties regarding a few features of this system, but more heavy rain could be back on the table somewhere in eastern Iowa. Summer heat and humidity will return late next week as temperatures push or even exceed 90° Wednesday through Friday.
Meteorologist Brandon Marshall
Weather First Team
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