Rain to end with improvements heading into the weekend

High pressure will lead to quiet and dry weather into the weekend.

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 of showers and a few embedded thunderstorms will be possible into Friday morning.

High pressure will build late Friday resulting in quiet and dry weather taking hold into the weekend.

Outdoor weekend plans should be good to go. Temperatures will start to moderate, but will be slightly below normal with 70s and 80s. Humidity levels will also be in check. You may notice a little, but nothing really uncomfortable.

There are signs of a return to heat and humidity late next week. Early indications are it could be very similar to last weekend with temperatures pushing or even exceeding 90 Wednesday through Friday.

The Climate Prediction Center six-to-ten day temperature outlook has above normal readings heading into July.

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