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TRACKING: Less windy but showers return today

The winds have calmed down and will stay light today – in a range of 5 to 10 mph.

The wind direction will be variable as a little low pressure system/warm front splits the area. Take the numbers in the graphic below with a grain of salt since this is just one model run but I want to show you how the warm front will create a wide temperature range from north to south.

Highs in the Decorah/Oelwein/New Hampton/Elkader area will be stuck in the 40’s, Waterloo and Dubuque in the low 50’s, and then anywhere south in the mid 50’s to near 60.

Scattered showers will also be possible with the rain more widespread north of highway 30. The showers overall should stay light to at times moderate, therefore there shouldn’t be too much accumulation, only around a tenth of an inch and no more than a quarter of an inch.

The showers will end this evening followed by decreasing clouds tonight as we become partly cloudy. That’ll lead to another chilly night with lows in the low to mid 30’s.

Dry and cool weather will dominate the rest of the workweek starting with Thursday as we will have partly cloudy skies but highs only in the middle 40’s.

Lows drop to the middle and upper 20’s Thursday night and Friday morning but will rebound to near 50 on Friday with abundant sunshine.

A south breeze will kick in for Saturday and warm us to the upper 50’s with sunny skies. We will cool through next week with a chance for rain and snow on Tuesday.

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Brandon Libby


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