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It's been feeling more and more like fall lately... it's started to look like it, too (the drought has been stressing the trees and leading to colors changing early). The system that brought rain Sunday night into Monday will continue to reinforce the dry, cool air in place.

Here's a look at some potential rainfall totals from the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities:

This certainly won't solve the drought, but rain is very much so needed and there's been a lack of rain over the last month. Regardless, cooler air will move in behind this system:

Temperatures will remain below normal for much of the upcoming week.

Here's a look at the temperature trend for Cedar Rapids:

And the Quad Cities:

You can see that there's a bit of a warmup at the end by the weekend and that's as a ridge starts to build back in:

There will be a system that comes through early next week that knocks temperatures back once again. Generally seems that fall is continuing to stick around.

Rebecca Kopelman


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