We've experienced nearly every season over the last 24 hours with every kind of weather from rain, thunderstorms, sleet, and now snow! Another wonderful Midwest weather feature. Most areas only picked up a slushy trace of snow but things were very different in terms of rainfall as nearly an inch of liquid precipitation feel just yesterday alone bumping our monthly total to near 3 inches. (Normal for March is around 2.5").
Now that the storm system and all of it's precipitation has moved off to the east of the area we'll be back in the sunshine today which will in turn help boost our temperatures back to where they should be for this time of year. Expect mostly sunny skies and highs near 50 with a lighter south breeze.
Our next weather maker arrives for the first part of our upcoming holiday weekend with increasing clouds for Saturday and a slight chance for a shower in the afternoon. We'll be warmer than Friday as a southerly flow continues to be drawn up into the area with middle 50s expected. If you are traveling farther west across portions of Iowa the precipitation could potentially mix with some snow at times so be advised of some extra needed travel time there. Otherwise the rest of the region looks fairly quiet at this time.
EASTER SUNDAY: So far things are looking dry for all the egg hunts on Sunday with just some leftover clouds around and much cooler temperatures. The jacket will definitely be required as readings will only be in the middle to upper 40s.
Early next week signs of warmth return as we return to southerly flow at the surface and temperatures will respond accordingly with readings back in the 50s for Monday and even 60s on the way towards the middle of the week. Next chance precipitation does not arrive until sometime Wednesday.
Latest Fast 5 Forecast:
Today: Increasing amounts of sunshine and warmer. High: 50
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low:
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of an afternoon shower. Continued mild. High: 54
Easter Sunday: Mostly cloudy and cooler. High: 47
Monday: Mostly sunny. High: 56