YOU ASKED FOR IT....
It's been on the menu for about a week and now the long advertised cool shot has made its way to the Midwest. This follows on the heels of the major storm system that soaked much of the region Monday. You can see the northern half of Iowa and southern Wisconsin racked up the largest rain totals in the 24 hour period ending at 7:00am Tuesday.
Here's a larger perspective. Note the amount of real estate that had rain from this expansive storm.
Unfortunately, much of southern Iowa and northern Missouri which remain in drought conditions came up short once again. Close but no cigar, very disappointing for that area.
Here's the 30 day precipitation analysis. In the blue areas rainfall is up to 200% above normal. In the reds it's only 20% of normal in SC Iowa.
One thing that everybody will see the next 2 days is some wonderful August weather. High pressure will be perched directly over the Midwest ensuring fair skies, light winds, and comfortable temperatures.
We'll begin Wednesday nice and crisp. The hi-res 3K NAM-NEST has lots of 40s to start with from roughly HWY 30 north.