First Alert Weather: Stormy Sunday

Glen Norman
April 15, 2018

The forecast for this evening calls for an overnight low around 49 degrees with the winds winding down. Many areas saw winds between 40 and 50 miles per hour. It will be almost a carbon copy of yesterday with summer-like sunshine and unseasonable warmth.

Saturday will start out mild, with temperatures reaching well into the 60s, said meteorologist Melissa DiSpigna of the National Weather Service's Upton office.

Dr. Jekyll will be paying us a visit today.

Monday we will continue to have rain at varying rates for most of the day. Skies will be mostly sunny with a few clouds building in later in the day. Well, your time has not arrived. As the low-pressure center tracks to our north, a wall of heavy rain and thunderstorms will push our way ahead of a cold front by late Sunday afternoon into Sunday night. You might need a jacket! It will be windy and turning cooler behind the front. The chilliest morning looks to be Tuesday with lower 40s otherwise nighttime temperatures will mainly be in the 50s.

Tonight our rain chances increase to 30% with an overnight low of 57 degrees. There will be some lingering showers on Monday afternoon, but things will clear out by the evening.

The bulk of the rain will fall during the first half of Saturday with close to an inch possible through Saturday night. This could even lead to some flooding concerns as well. A dry cold front will pass through the Midlands on Thursday with slight cooler temperatures behind it.

Dry and warmer weather today, then Pacific storm moves through Sunday and Monday with rain, mountain snow, and gusty wind.

Snow accumulations from Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning may range from 6 to 10+ inches along and north of I-90 with snow totals dropping to 2 to 4 inches across northern Iowa.

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