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LOCAL 5 FORECAST: Unusually dry stretch continues for a few more days

The next shot for rain and thunder will move into the state on Thursday.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Little to no change is expected in the weather pattern over the next few days, as the sunny, hot, and dry weather continues through at least mid-week. 

Both Tuesday and Wednesday will be sunny with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Overnight lows will fall into the low 60s thanks to clear skies and calm winds. Humidity will stay low during this period, too.

Things get a little more interesting by Thursday, as a two different shots at thunderstorms may move into the state. The first round will move in Thursday morning before another opportunity rolls through on Thursday night. Although the rain chances will be higher, it'll probably get quite hot in the afternoon, with highs in the mid to upper 90s not out of the question. Heat indices could get close to the low 100s. 

Friday and Saturday will probably be dry and a little cooler, with highs falling back to the mid and upper 80s both days. However, there's a positive in the extended outlook. It seems the pattern will become a bit more active by the end of the weekend into next week, as scattered thunderstorms could once again move back into the picture. Let's hope some rainier days are in our future! 

Have a good evening!

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