Milder breezes on Wednesday; weekend looks mainly dry

Pinpoint Futurecast Friday night.
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - The past couple of days have given us a brisk northwest wind. Wednesday’s breeze will be just as strong at 15 to 25 mph, perhaps gusting higher. It’ll be coming from the southwest, though, which will pull in milder temperatures. Highs should range from near 50 degrees in northeastern Iowa to the upper 50s mainly south of Interstate 80. The mild temperatures, fairly strong breeze, and recent dry weather will create a high fire danger. If a fire develops in a place with lots of dry plants, such as a grassland/prairie area, it could spread quickly.

Our next chance of precipitation comes Friday night into early Saturday. Like last weekend, this system will be fighting some dry air being funneled in from high pressure that’s located to our north. Rain or rain/snow showers are possible Friday night and, based on the latest data, should be gone early Saturday morning. The highest chance of precipitation will be over southern Iowa.