StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 82° / Low 57°... Less humid today with mix of sun & clouds. Mostly clear & cooler tonight. Patchy fog possible late.
Last updated Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 7:35 AM...
*FLOOD WARNING* remains in effect for SW Winnishiek county through mid-morning Friday. *RIVER FLOOD WARNINGS* are in effect until further notice for the Upper Iowa River at Dorchester/Hwy 76... and for the Kickapoo River at Steuben. The good news is water levels are falling.
A much needed dry day is in store for today with partly to mostly sunny skies. Highs today will be in the upper 70s to low 80s and it will be less humid as well.
You can turn the A/C off and open up the windows tonight as it will be cooler with lows in the 50s, with low humidity too. Traditional colder spots north & east could slip into the mid-upper 40s. Clear skies and light winds could lead to some patchy fog late tonight into early Friday morning, especially in the valleys.
The majority of Friday will be dry as well, but clouds will gradually increase through the day as our next system approaches from the southwest. Highs Friday will be in the mid-upper 70s.
Chance of showers and t-storms arrives later Friday night and unfortunately it looks like a pretty good chance of rain on Saturday. We'll have to keep an eye on areas that saw flooding Tuesday night into Wednesday... as forecast models are indicating .50" to 1.00" of rain could fall in some areas with this next system. Highs Saturday will be in the mid 70s.
The good news is I've removed any rain chances we had in for Sunday as I think we'll stay dry with warmer highs in the low 80s.
Looking Ahead... Forecast models are bouncing back and forth on a small chance of showers Monday, then expect at least slight chances for periodic showers and t-storms next Tuesday through Friday. There should be plenty of dry time each day as well.
Temps next week will be a bit above average with highs in the low-mid 80s to wrap up August and for the first couple days of September.
Have a great Thursday! -Bill Graul