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LOCAL 5 FORECAST: A nice break from the summer heat and humidity

Refreshing air will be be with next couple of nights

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The first week of August was on the "toasty" side to say the least! We finally enjoyed our first below average day today with temperatures in the 70s most of the afternoon!

It will be very comfortable tonight with clear skies and winds becoming light from the east. Lows will drop down into 50s overnight with possibly even some upper 40s in far northern Iowa! Look for sunny skies the next couple of days as temperatures start to warm back up a little. Highs will reach the low 80s Tuesday nd then upper 80s to near 90 Wednesday.

This means that the Iowa State Fair will start with some near average weather for mid July with highs in the upper 80s and not terrible humidity.  It looks like the hottest day coming our way might be Saturday again, but we won't be as hot as last Saturday. Right now, it looks like we will reach the low to mid 90s. 

If you are looking for rain, you will have to look pretty hard. The chances are looking pretty skimpy here with just an isolated chance or two later this week. The better chances of rain are likely to be in NE Iowa where they picked up copious amounts of rain over this past weekend. 

Have a good evening!

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