CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Once the rain comes to an end overnight Tuesday night, we’ll have a stretch of dry days for the rest of the workweek. However, another potentially soaking system is set to move in Saturday.
After a couple of fairly cloudy and cool days on Wednesday and Thursday, warmth and moisture will start to return to our atmosphere for Friday. A cold front will then swing in from the northwest Friday evening, producing scattered showers and storms Friday night.
The front is then expected to stall out around the Iowa and Missouri border. Then, an area of low pressure is forecast to develop along that front and move northeast into the TV9 viewing area on Saturday and Saturday night. The result will be the chance for widespread rain and thunderstorms, with rainfall totals of several inches possible.
Depending on how far north the front can rebound, there will be the potential for some strong to severe storms. The current thinking, based on the most recent data we’ve analyzed, is that southern Iowa would have this potential.
With the system still four days away, there will most definitely be tweaks and fine tuning to this forecast, so stay tuned.