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Strong winds likely on Thursday

Wind gusts of 40-50 mph are possible Thursday.
Wind gusts of 40-50 mph are possible Thursday.
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A frontal system will sweep across eastern Iowa on Thursday leading to strong winds and the chance for a few spotty rain showers.

The front will slide through during the morning hours and may spark a spotty rain/snow shower especially near and north of Highway 20. Behind the front, winds will increase with gusts approaching 45 mph at times.

Therefore, a **WIND ADVISORY** is in effect for much of eastern Iowa from Thursday morning until early evening.

There is also a field fire threat for southern Iowa. The strong winds combined with low humidity are ideal conditions for any fires to spread rapidly so outdoor burning is not recommended.

Instability from energy passing overhead may also result in a few spotty showers or sprinkles during the afternoon. High temperatures will be in the 40s to low 50s.

The end of the week and especially the weekend is looking very spring-like with a boost in temperatures. High pressure moving overhead will lead to a sunny Friday with temperatures in the 40s.

The high pressure pushes east this weekend with southerly winds pulling in warmer air. It'll be a blustery weekend with high temperatures near 60 degrees on Saturday and mid to upper 60s on Sunday under mostly sunny skies both days.

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