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Drying out today; Additional rain arrives for the midweek

After a stormy evening, conditions will be much quieter for our area today. This morning, there are a few lingering showers and thunderstorms in northeast Iowa, that should be out of the area by mid morning. Throughout southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa, skies will gradually become sunny with afternoon highs climbing into the lower 80s. Conditions will feel rather muggy today, courtesy of dew points into the upper 60s.

Tonight, the clouds will roll back in after sunset as our next chance for showers and thunderstorms arrives for the overnight hours. Temperatures will be in the lower 60s with a light east wind.

Showers and thunderstorms will continue into Wednesday, creating a wet commute to work and school. Plan for muggy conditions and highs near 80 degrees. Shower and thunderstorm chances continue into Thursday with highs in the upper 70s. Over these days, heavy rainfall will be a concern with many locations having the potential to pick up 1-2″ of rain each day. This could result in flooding, to it’s important to stay alert during this time.

We’ll see a much needed break from our active weather pattern heading into the weekend as a passing cold front will cool off temperatures for Friday and create more comfortable conditions. Afternoon highs will be in the mid 60s with partly sunny skies. Additional sunshine looks possible for Saturday with highs in the mid 70s. An isolated shower or thunderstorm may be possible overnight, but confidence is low at this time.

The start of next week looks to continue this dry stretch of weather with partly sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s for Sunday and Monday.

Sarah Gannon

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