Rain Likely This Afternoon….Windy Saturday

Some beneficial rainfall fell over the area Tuesday evening as an area of showers and thunderstorms that developed out in the plains Monday managed to hold together and impact the area. Most locations saw at least a half an inch with some parts out in Iowa receiving in excess of 2 inches where the thunderstorms were more prevalent.

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We're talking about increasing rain chances today as a storm system gathers off to the west sending a warm front just to our south which will help develop the showers and perhaps an isolated thunderstorm by the time this afternoon rolls around. Rainfall from this system is expected to be on the light side with amounts raining from 0.25" to 0.50" depending on who gets the storms. Highs today won't be too terrible, in the middle 60s. Rain will continue through the evening hours on Friday before ending late.

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The cold front associated with this system will sweep through very early Saturday morning bringing an end to the rain showers with windy conditions developing by afternoon with gusts around 25 MPH possible. Highs will be early on in the day near 65 with slowly falling temperatures as the afternoon progresses. We won't see much in the way of sunshine either.

Sunday is looking better as we return to sunshine along with a few clouds but cooler temperatures as highs will only be around 60.

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Have a great weekend!