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LOCAL 5 FORECAST: Clearing to start the work week, but more rain coming this week

Sunday was a washout across much of Iowa, with many locations picking up 1-3" of much needed rain. Monday and Tuesday will dry out before rain returns by Wednesday.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Two words for today: a Sunday Soaker! Rain arrived early this morning well before the sun was up, and has been hanging around all day. The good news is the severe weather risk is off to our south and east in Missouri, where all severe hazards are possible today and tonight.

This system will push off to the east overnight tonight, with clearing skies likely for at least the second half of the day Monday. Tuesday is looking like the nicest day of the upcoming week, as yet another system will arrive by Wednesday, bringing the next round of rain across much of the state.

That system will hang around into Thursday, and potentially into early Friday, before it finally pushes off to the east, leading to a nice Halloweekend! Temperatures will be seasonable, around 60 Saturday, before backing off on Sunday into the mid-50s with our next cold front passage.

The coldest air of the season thus far will likely arrive for the first week of November, but right now it looks like we will stay dry, preventing that cursed "s-word" from showing up in the forecast just yet.

Have a great week!

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