We’re looking for weather updates from the Upper Midwest today, and the home of the University of Iowa.
At 152PM, CT, Iowa City was reporting a temperature of 48 degrees with overcast skies. The state was smothered in low clouds, north of a warm front along the Missouri border, and there is light rain over the northwestern part of the state, with stronger thunderstorms over the north central areas, particularly northwest f Fort Dodge. A split in the jet structure has led to a surface trough running from Iowa to the Dakotas, enhancing the precipitation over the Upper Midwest.
This rain will shift out of the region overnight tonight, leading to a bit of clearing in the morning. An upper level jet trough will lead to the development of low pressure over the High Plains, as the lee enhances. This will be a major severe weather maker, however the severe storms will likely be south and east of Iowa. Iowa City will start to see more general ran and thunderstorms tomorrow evening, with the rain potentially continuing through the night. Thunderstorms will wrap up with a chance for severe weather late on Thursday morning, followed by some stratiform rain and plummeting temepratures.
Tomorrow – Rain early, with thunderstorms late, High 63, Low 43
Thursday – Thunderstorms early, then rain through the afternoon, High 67, Low 47
TWC: Tomorrow – PM Thunderstorms, High 66, Low 45
Thursday – Scattered strong storms/wind, Hiig 72, Low 49
AW: Tomorrow – Areas of fog in the morning; otherwise, cloudy with a shower in the afternoon High 63, Low 44
Thursday – A morning t-storm, cloudy, breezy, warmer; a severe afternoon t-storm; thunderstorms can be severe High 72, Low 48
NWS: Tomorrow – A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, High 59, Low 44
Thursday – Showers and thunderstorms High 70, Low 49
WB: Tomorrow – Cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 59, Low 44
Thursday – Breezy…Warmer. Showers and thunderstorms likely. High 70, Low 49
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Cloudy with Scattered Storms High 59, Low 45
Thursday – Mostly Cloudy with Thunderstorms Likely High 70, Low 48
FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain starting in the afternoon. High 63, Low 47
Thursday – Light rain in the morning and afternoon and breezy starting in the afternoon. High 71, Low 44
Storms are brewing for the state of Iowa. There are a few rumblers in the northern part o the state right now, but they will be spreading elsewhere soon enough.