We've certainly been getting a taste of summer around these parts with heat, humidity and scattered showers and storms.
Temperatures were in the 70s and 80s Sunday afternoon with plenty of humidity to boot:
Unfortunately, even with plenty of moisture, rain has been very scattered lately. Here's an example from Saturday to Sunday morning of precipitation accumulation:
This has been great for people enjoying the outdoors but not so great for parts of the area dealing with dry and drought conditions. This is particularly an issue in northern Iowa:
And Monday will be much of the same with warm, muggy conditions:
And hit-or-miss showers and storms, which look most likely in the late morning and early afternoon:
There will be a disturbance moving through that will lead to more widespread precipitation on Tuesday, but once again looks to favor the south.
The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted parts of the Midwest for the potential for some strong to severe storms. Right now it's a marginal risk (1 out of 5 of the scale).
There will be the potential for additional storms late Tuesday night:
Temperatures remain in the 70s and even some 80s through Wednesday, but will start to drop some toward the end of the week. Part of that will have to do with a widespread rain expected on Thursday:
Hopefully the areas that need it the most can get in on the rain!