Hopefully you've enjoyed the extra sunshine today and the very mild temperatures. We made it into the 50s! We're warm, yes, but still shy of "record-breaking".
The record for December 16th is 62° set back in 1939).
Light winds turn more northwesterly by Sunday behind a cold front. Skies will be mostly cloudy through the day with cooler highs in the upper 30s to low 40s. Southern, especially southeastern Iowa, has a chance of some rain showers developing Sunday. Some of this could begin as a wintry mix on Sunday morning with some light sleet possible-- especially south of Highway 34.
No accumulations are expected and travel impacts will be minimal.
The weather returns to quiet with mild highs in the 40s and low 50s by Monday and remains so until Thursday. A system moves in by Thursday afternoon that will bring us some Arctic air and a good chance for snow Thursday night.
It looks like we'll stay pretty cold through Christmas Day!
Have a great weekend!
-Meteorologist Brandon Lawrence