Saturday was a soggy, ugly day... to say the least. Rain fell throughout the day, winds kicked around 40 mph, and temperatures were held in the 40s and 50s.
Rainfall totals as of Saturday evening:
Lee, IA: 2.99"
West Burlington: 2.5"
Oquawka, IL: 2.21"
Cedar Rapids: 0.52"
Rain will move out Sunday morning and the sun will gradually come out.
And as a result it will be warmer!
Unfortunately, a big 'ol trough (area of low pressure) moves in on Monday. The flow will be coming in out of the northwest for several days in the upper levels -- the result will be cool, dry weather.
Monday's temperatures will get knocked back slightly and it will be breezy:
We end up about ten degrees cooler on Tuesday:
There will be the chance for a few light showers Monday but otherwise it will be dry through Thursday of the upcoming week:
It does appear the pattern stays cooler and drier through the middle of the month. Here's a look at the Climate Prediction Center outlook from April 14-20:
It likely won't be completely dry during this time, but we could certainly use a little bit of dry time around here! RK