Thunderstorms tonight; Unsettled weather continues next week

Much of the area was dry and cloudy this morning, with showers and thunderstorms developing by mid afternoon in parts of northeast Iowa. Widespread showers and thunderstorms are possible throughout the late afternoon into the mid evening for much of southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa. The Storm Prediction Center has southern Minnesota and much of Iowa under a Marginal risk for severe weather today. The greatest risks for our area includes heavy rainfall, hail, and strong winds. While the risk for severe weather looks minimal, there is a potential for isolated strong to severe thunderstorms within our area, primarily between 4-8 p.m.

Once the sunsets, showers and thunderstorms will become more widespread bringing heavy rain to the region and could pose the threat of localized flooding in urban areas. Tonight, general showers and thunderstorms will last though the overnight into Sunday. Anticipate lows in the mid 40s with breezy northeast winds at 10-15 mph.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms linger into much of Sunday before tapering off during the afternoon. Skies will remain cloudy with cool temperatures in the mid 40s. Winds will be gusty out of the northwest at 15-25 mph. A few lingering showers area possible early Sunday with mainly cloudy skies. Sunshine returns for Monday, giving the region a short break from all the rain with highs near 60 degrees.

Another round of wet weather moves Tuesday with a chance for showers and thunderstorms and highs in the mid 50s. Shower chances linger into early Wednesday morning and then dry up for the afternoon with partly sunny skies. Temperatures take a run at 70 degrees on Wednesday.

Temperatures look to remain more seasonable in the low to mid 70s as we wrap up the work week and enter the weekend with precipitation chances remaining. Thursday could see a chance of showers and thunderstorms with partly sunny skies. A mix of sun and clouds is possible of Friday with a slight chance of showers on Friday afternoon. Looking to see a dry and sunny day by Saturday.

Sarah Gannon

Sarah Gannon

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