HERE COMES THE RAIN....
Rounds of rain will move through between now and Tuesday -- some of which will be beneficial for a very drought stricken area. This is the most widespread moderate drought in Iowa since early March 2013 -
Thunderstorms started moving through Sunday evening and some rain could persist into Monday morning:
Some additional, more widespread showers and storms will move through Monday afternoon:
There will be some spots that see an inch or more of rain, especially where thunderstorms move through:
A second low pressure system will move along the cold front and bring more rain to the region:
That will lead to some additional rain, especially in Illinois on Tuesday:
This will not bust the drought, but will certainly help with the incredibly dry conditions.
Ahead of the front, temperatures will still be mild on Monday:
And then cold air will move in and we're back below normal on Tuesday:
Temperatures will be remain near/below normal then for the rest of the week but we'll have sunshine!