Warmer and quiet for now, more active going into the weekend

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Temperatures on Wednesday were the warmest they’d been in a month and a half. A brief, isolated rain shower is possible Wednesday night, but most of us will remain dry. Thursday will be another mild day with widespread 60s. Far northern Iowa will probably remain in the 50s, while far southern Iowa could touch 70.

For most of the area, Friday should be another mild day with highs in the 60s to lower 70s. However, far northern Iowa will struggle to make it past 50 as a warm front stalls near there. That weather system will produce scattered showers and thunderstorms on Friday. At this point, the most likely timing will be early in the day, then again in the evening. Some of the evening storms could be strong.

This weather system will meander over the Midwest this weekend. Temperatures will slowly fall through the 40s on Saturday as occasional rain falls. Even colder air is in place Sunday, keeping highs in the 30s. That also means that lingering precipitation will fall as wet snow, and some accumulation appears increasingly likely. Like the last snow, most of it should be on grass and elevated surfaces.