Ames, Iowa

A return to forecasting clearly too long in the making… my regular model page is not functional, so I need to go old school with this forecast. Fortunately, it doesn’t look like a terrible forecast.

At 1253PM CT, Ames was reporting a temperature of 48 degrees with clear skies, a far cry from a weekend beset with rain and snow. High pressure is stretched out from the Midwest to the Southeast, allowing the region to dry out for a brief period.
A strong southwest to northeast jet runs just south of Iowa, and doesn’t show signs of moving in the next 48 hours. A perturbation along the flow will kick off showers and storms around the Ozarks, kicking a now familiar inverted trough north into the Mid Mississippi Valely on Wednesday. Fortunately by this point, temperatures should be warm enough that widespread condensation, and thereby widespread precipitation, are not likely.
Tomorrow – mostly sunny, High 51, low 32
Wednesday – Mostly cloudy, isolated showers High 40, Low 28

TWC: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High 53, Low 33
Wednesday – Cloudy early with showers for the afternoon hours. Thunder possible. High 45, Low 29

AW: Tomorrow – Some sun, then turning cloudy and mild High 51, Low 31
Wednesday – A bit of freezing drizzle in the morning; mostly cloudy; watch for icy spots High 44, low 30

NWS: Tomorrow – Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny,High 51, Low 31
Wednesday – A 40 percent chance of rain after noon. Mostly cloudy, High 41, Low 30

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny until late afternoon then becoming mostly cloudy
Wednesday  – Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of light rain in the afternoon. Colder, High 44, Low 31

WN: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 51, Low 31
Wednesday – Mostly cloudy with rain, High 41, Low 30

FIO: Tomorrow – Foggy starting in the evening, continuing until night. High 46, Low 32
Wednesday – Foggy starting overnight, continuing until morning. High 35, Low 31

Wow, The Weather Channel even calling for a little thunder. . I’ll believe that when I see it. Here it? Anyways, here is the national satellite, as the Ames area is pretty quiet.


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