It’s going to be another warm day across eastern Iowa, just not as warm as Easter Sunday. Temperatures will be in the 70s with a south wind 10-15 mph, gusting to 25 mph at times. A storm system will bring a couple rounds of showers and thunderstorms.
The first round comes this morning, with another round this afternoon and evening. The low pressure tracks into northeastern Iowa and brings a cold front through. While the overall severe weather threat is low, there could be a few stronger storms with hail and gusty wind. We can’t rule out an isolated severe storm, especially east of Waterloo and Cedar Rapids.
Rain totals will generally be less than a half inch, but areas near and north of Highway 20 may see between 0.50″ and 1.00″, especially location that receive the heaviest rain from thunderstorms.
Rain will come to an end this evening, and we will be left with a mostly cloudy sky overnight. Temperatures will be in the 40s.
Temperatures Tuesday will be a bit cooler with highs reaching the 60s with decreasing clouds. Temperatures recover to the upper 60s and low 70s the remainder of the work week.
We continue to monitor ongoing flooding along the Mississippi River. The river will be on the rise through next week, due to heavy rain and recent snow melt in Minnesota and Wisconsin. CLICK HERE for the latest river levels and forecasts.