Local 5 Forecast

Weather Forecasts

Rain and clouds will hold back our temperatures today, but we may not be so lucky later this week.

Scattered showers and storms rolled through western and northern Iowa this morning, but none of this rain made it into the Metro. There are still some showers and storms in far northern Iowa, but we can expect partly sunny skies this afternoon with just a slight chance of storms- mainly north of the Metro. Highs will reach the mid to upper 80s with just a few 90s in some areas late this afternoon.

More storms will be possible tonight through Wednesday morning especially in northern Iowa. Central Iowa will likely dry out Wednesday afternoon, and should stay that way for the rest of the week.

Things will start to get noticeably warmer Wednesday afternoon with forecast highs in the low to mid 90s in central Iowa. Heat indices should reach the 100s. Thursday, Friday and Saturday should be even hotter with mid and upper 90s and a heat index up to 105-110 possible. An excessive heat watch is in effect Wednesday afternoon through Saturday. A cold front on Sunday will bring us some relief and should drop highs to the 80s much of next week.

Have a good one!

Local 5 Chief Meteorologist Brad Edwards

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