Small weekend snow chance followed by late week warmth
High pressure will lead to quiet weather as the weekend draws near with a small chance for a rain/snow mix or snow Saturday night into Sunday.
Friday will bring another dry and quiet day with a partly to mostly cloudy sky which will carry over into the start of the weekend. Temperatures will be a bit warmer with 30s to low 40s through Sunday.
The next storm system will track close to the area Saturday night into Sunday. As of now, the bulk of the energy associated with this system is trending more west and south which would miss much of the area, but there is the potential it could spread a rain/snow mix or snow into eastern Iowa. It'll be fighting a lot of dry air with high pressure perched over the Great Lakes so the battle is on with who will win out.
Any amounts would be fairly light, but there is still time for the storm to shift further away which would result in us staying dry, or north/east which would increase chances for precipitation.
We'll continue to monitor and provide updates in future forecasts.
There are signs of a modest warm-up by mid/late next week where temperatures look to climb into the 50s and possibly, 60s?
The six to ten day temperature outlook from the Climate Prediction Center (March 14-18) paints above normal temperatures across the state of Iowa as the first day of Spring quickly approaches.