Rain/snow mix possible in the second half of the weekend

Pinpoint Futurecast at noon on Sunday, March 11.
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - The main weather theme the next couple of days will be a continuation of below-normal temperatures. While the 30s will be relatively chilly, they’re certainly within what can be expected in early March. High temperatures will gradually rise to the 40s area-wide on Saturday.

The next thing we’re watching is a weather system Saturday night into Sunday. The main low pressure will bypass us far to the south, moving from the Ozarks east into Kentucky and Tennessee. However, a small disturbance riding in behind it from the northwest may produce precipitation here. Light snow is possible Saturday night, while a rain/snow mix may fall on Sunday.

There are still considerable questions on where it’ll occur and whether dry air may eat away at how widespread it is. Given those uncertainties, it’s not surprising that it’s too early to have confidence in estimating what amounts will happen.

Regardless, next week will feature a warming trend as highs climb into the 50s as early as next Wednesday.