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Local 5 Forecast

The next few days will be quiet and good-to-go for anyone getting an early start on holiday travel. After a chilly and sunny day, some clouds will begin to incr...

The next few days will be quiet and good-to-go for anyone getting an early start on holiday travel.

After a chilly and sunny day, some clouds will begin to increase later this evening and overnight. A weak system could bring some spotty wintry mix showers to far southern Iowa tonight. Accumulating snow is unlikely. Areas along and north of I-80 will remain entirely dry.

The weekend looks quiet and pretty comfortable for this time of the year. Highs go from the mid 40s on Saturday to the low 50s on Sunday. Skies will be mostly sunny on Saturday while Sunday will be generally cloudy. Monday will be similar to Sunday with partly sunny skies and highs back to the upper 40s and low 50s.

Next week still looks active for much of the country which means there will likely be trouble for holiday travelers. For Iowa, snow will be possible on Tuesday, though that’s certainly not a guarantee just yet. It appears that a system will move through the state and at least bring us a chance for a mix or snow during the afternoon and evening Tuesday. At this point, it is too early to say whether accumulation will be an issue.

Wednesday will likely be dry, but then even more precipitation may move through on Thanksgiving through the weekend. While it appears that the bulk of that precipitation may be just rain, a mix or snow showers cannot be totally ruled out for the final days of November just yet. Local 5 will keep you updated on this complex forecast every step of the way.

Have a good weekend!

Local 5 Meteorologist Brandon Lawrence

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