LOOKING OUT FOR FLAKES...
The week will start off quiet but a late week system will keep me on my toes the next couple of days...
We're going to be sitting in between a ridge and trough to start the week:
As a result, temperatures will be near normal through Wednesday without any strong systems moving through.
Here's the temperature trend for Cedar Rapids:
And for the Quad Cities:
On Thursday there will be a storm system that moves through the Midwest, but the question is exactly where:
There's some uncertainty on the exact track of this storm and the intensity, especially as it concerns snow and how much. This is -of course- not uncommon this far out.
The European is showing a more southern path with the storm, though we start with rain on Thursday:
The GFS is faster and further north, with rain starting earlier on Thursday:
The European model then has temperatures cooling down with a changeover from rain to snow:
The GFS keeps temperatures up and precipitation remains mostly rain:
We'll continue to update you on the trends as we get closer to the storm.