Wind Will Return…Warm Labor Day

Some clouds have rolled in this afternoon and a few showers and isolated thunderstorms have developed in Iowa. These showers are moving rapidly east at 40-50 miles per hour. Our chances for rain around here are quite slim. The air at the surface is very dry. Our dew points are still around 50. As the showers approach I believe they will begin to dry up as the dry air evaporates the showers. Take a look at the current surface map.

There is a weak stationary front bringing just enough convergence to kick off the storms around Dubuque. Those showers look to stay just south of us. Here is the satellite and radar maps.

We will get some breaks in the clouds the rest of the day, but can’t rule out a sprinkle this evening.

Now, on to the windy weather expected for Monday and Tuesday. Look at the current jet stream.

Click on the above image to zoom in. Look out west in Idaho and Wyoming where the jet is cruising at 110 knots. This is fairly strong for this time of year and that will move over Wisconsin during the next 24-36 hours. We will be able to tap into these strong winds aloft and bring some of that energy to the surface. Would not be surprised with some wind gusts at the surface to 40 mph around here late on Monday into early Tuesday.

Your Labor Day forecast is looking pretty good with highs in the low to mid 80s and it should be dry. It will be windy with a slight chance for storms Monday night.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of your holiday.

Mark

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2 Responses

  1. Idea – just looking at that surface map, it looks so clean as to teach/show the boundaries. Would be a nice blog to show how some how to analyze surface features etc.

    I am loving the beginning of Fall!

    • Sounds like a good idea. Thanks.

      Mark

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