A surface low will bring rain chances and wind Monday with a second system following later Tuesday into Wednesday so read on for details…
A surface low and cold front will bring rain chances to much of the state on Monday. We should start to see rain increase across southwestern Iowa by around 12 AM/1 AM Monday morning. This wave of rain will continue to work northeast into the state overnight into Monday morning, might even hear a few rumbles of thunder out of this. Behind the front, expect a breezy north/northwest wind and temperatures to fall into the 30s/lower 40s. Rain should end across eastern Iowa by late Monday night. Forecast radar below valid Monday.
Rainfall amounts will be on the higher end across central and southern Iowa where 0.5-1.0″ is expected, less further northwest. Places across southeastern Iowa like Burlington, Davenport and Mount Pleasant areas may see slightly over 1″ in spots. Rain forecast valid Monday.
A second surface low will bring showery dynamics to north and central Iowa later Tuesday night into Wednesday. At the moment we do believe most of snow will stay north of Iowa, need to fine tune this risk. Also watching late week for more precipitation chances but we will discuss that in future updates.