It was a catastrophic day in Iowa on Thursday with dozens of tornado reports, including several that struck Marshalltown, Pella, Bondurant and Ottumwa. There were at least 27 reports of tornadoes across Iowa with the worst damage being reported in Marshalltown. Thankfully, some cooler and drier air will start to move in the next few days and keep our weather pretty nice.
Conditions remain quiet this weekend under partly to mostly sunny skies. Highs both Saturday and Sunday should remain in the low to mid 80s. A weak front may spark a couple thundershowers on Monday, but we'll otherwise keep the dry trend going through Tuesday. Storms a bit more likely Wednesday and then again Friday. Highs late in the week will fall to the low 80s and upper 70s. Overnight lows will be in the 50s and 60s. The unseasonably cool weather will stick around for the end of July.
Have a good evening and a great weekend.
Local 5 Meteorologist Brandon Lawrence