A few showers possible south

Today still looks pretty good overall. An isolated shower may flare up later on, mainly over southeast Iowa.
Published: Mar. 21, 2023 at 4:16 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 21, 2023 at 12:17 PM CDT
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The next system is still set to move across eastern Iowa later this afternoon into tonight, though the overall impacts still appear very low if any. At this time, only isolated opportunities exist for rainfall today and tonight with the best chance being over far southeast Iowa. Even there, amounts look extremely light. Temperature-wise, we’ll sit into the upper 40s to lower 50s for highs this afternoon.

Snapshot of Pinpoint Futurecast at approximately 3 pm, Tuesday, March 21st, 2023.
Snapshot of Pinpoint Futurecast at approximately 3 pm, Tuesday, March 21st, 2023.(KCRG)


Later tomorrow and tomorrow night, a cold front comes through bringing another opportunity for a few light showers. We should see highs again generally into the 50s depending on how many breaks we get in the clouds. This system, like today’s, still appears starved for any good moisture so the totals continue to look light overall.

Whatever is leftover early Thursday should exit quickly, leaving us into the 40s both Thursday and Friday. Rain totals this week continue to look low and should stay under a quarter inch for most of us.

Forecast rainfall totals throughout the week
Forecast rainfall totals throughout the week(KCRG)

THIS WEEKEND: Overall quiet weather looks to continue with only a small system possibly affecting the area. While a rain/snow chance is forecast, it appears pretty scattered at this time and with highs well above freezing, the impacts should stay very low.