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Sunny and cool today; milder weather returns this weekend

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Sunny, but cool today

Cool air continues to blow into the region today in the wake of the potent storm system that moved through the Upper Mississippi Valley on Wednesday, producing strong winds and light rain in the area. We'll have mostly sunny skies throughout the day with high temperatures in the upper 50s to lower 60s and a brisk southwest breeze. Those winds will occasionally reach 15 miles per hour, adding an extra chill to the air.

Seasonably chilly tonight

Temperatures will drop quickly this evening with a light breeze in the area. With a few extra clouds from time to time, we'll have overnight temperatures in the upper 30s and lower 40s with just a hint of a westerly breeze.

Friday sprinkles

A weak disturbance in the upper levels of the atmosphere will graze the area to the south early Friday morning, bringing clouds and some spotty shower or sprinkles to northeast Iowa locally. We'll have increasing sunshine heading toward the afternoon with temperatures warming to the mid-50s and a brisk west breeze.

A pleasant weekend

High pressure will move into the region for the weekend, bringing abundant sunshine and tranquil weather to the area. We'll have mostly sunny skies Saturday with a cool westerly breeze and high temperatures will be in the upper 50s. Sunday will feature plenty of sunshine with lighter winds and high temperatures will be in the mid-60s.

A slow cool down next week

Warm air will continue to build into the region early next week ahead of a storm system that will bring a few widely scattered rain showers on Wednesday. Expect sunny skies with high temperatures in the upper 60s Monday and then mid-60s Tuesday. Temperatures will then slowly cool from the upper 50s to the mid-50s by the end of next week.

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Ted Schmidt

Morning and Noon Meteorologist

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