SUMMER'S LAST GASP....
Saturday was a great day - temperatures were in the 70s and 80s and the Iowa Hawkeyes had a big win at home! We did have a stout southerly wind that sent temperatures well above normal for this time of year.
Sunday will be another warm October day with temperatures in the 70s and 80s:
There will be a cold front moving through the state on Sunday that will bring the chance for a few scattered showers and perhaps storms in the area:
As that front comes through temperatures will get knocked back into the new week. So is this weekend's warm weather summer's last gasp? It may be... here's a look at Monday's high temperatures:
Monday will also come with more widespread shower and thunderstorm activity:
Even without the rain temperatures are going to start running cooler. Here's a look at the pattern changing. This weekend we have a ridge of high pressure in place to the south driving in the warmth:
By the end of the week and into next weekend there will be more troughiness and cooler air in place:
Here's a look at the temperature trend to show how this will impact how it feels outside... Here's Cedar Rapids:
And the Quad Cities:
This pattern will also be quite active and bring the chance for some beneficial rain next week. We'll talk more about that in my post tomorrow.