A much needed break from the rain and cool temperatures is upon us. Expect to start the day with clouds, but we will see at least some partial sunshine into the afternoon hours. High temperatures will be in the 70s with a south/southwest wind 15-25 mph. Gusts could be 30-35 mph at times.
Most of us stay dry tonight, however a front will be near southern Iowa which could spark a few showers and thunderstorms. The better chance of rain will be east of the Mississippi River. Lows will be in the upper 40s to lower 50s.
Thursday will be a nice day with a mostly sunny to partly cloudy sky. Temperatures will be in the 70s with a light NW wind 5-10 mph.
Thursday night into Friday a warm front lifts back into Iowa bringing the chance of showers and storms. The first round comes Thursday night and Friday morning, with another round Friday afternoon and evening. There is a slight risk of severe weather in southeastern Iowa with damaging wind and large hail the main threats.
The frontal boundary will stall out near Iowa, keeping at least a daily chance of rain and storms in the forecast through the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Locally heavy rain is possible with this active weather pattern.