We're starting to get a bit more desperate in the rainfall department around the Sauk Valley as the current drought monitor places the entire area in the Abnormally Dry category. It's been weeks since we have seen any widespread rainfall and as of right now the chances for any much needed rainfall look rather low. Drought also continues to worsen now into the extreme category across parts of south-central Iowa where rainfall has been even more sparse this summer.
Summer will return after a brief hiatus these last few weeks. With a mainly sunny sky and a southerly breeze highs today will easily soar into the upper 80s.
This upcoming weekend promises more warmth on Saturday ahead of a weak cold front that could spark a few scattered showers and storms during the early morning hours of Sunday, before a slightly cooler and less-humid airmass moves in.
Looking beyond the weekend several model solutions are disagreeing on what to do with the weak boundary that moves through the area. Some keep it close by for much needed rain chances while others keep the area bone-dry for a good chunk of next week. As of now best rain chances are centered late Tuesday and into Wednesday with temperatures staying above average for once!