Warm Today, Cooler Tomorrow with Showers

It was an absolutely gorgeous day across North Iowa and Southern Minnesota. Highs made their way into the mid 70s across the region. We had lots of sunshine and also fairly light winds. The bad news is that the weather will be changing this weekend with cooler air and a few showers and storms returning.
A low pressure from the southwest will be moving northeast this weekend.  As it moves closer, the clouds will increase tonight into Saturday with rain chances increasing as well.  Showers and storms will slide into the area, especially late afternoon Saturday. So early Saturday still shouldn’t be too bad outdoors.  The best chances for rain look to be late afternoon in the southwest portion of our viewing area and then into the evening for the northeast part of the viewing area.
Showers and storms will continue Saturday night into Sunday with more thunderstorms on Sunday. Along with this low will be some rain cooled air keeping temperatures down a bit. More cold air will wrap in on the back side of the low and drop temperatures into next week. Depending on how quickly the cold air moves in, we may even see a few flakes of snow overnight into Monday, but no accumulations expected.
Partly cloudy skies will be the predominant weather next week with highs in the lower 50s.

Tonight: Increasing clouds and mild.
Lows: Lower 50s.
Winds: Northwest becoming east at 3 to 8 mph.

Saturday: Mostly Cloudy/Breezy/Scattered Showers and Storms Returning.
Highs: Middle to Upper 60s.
Winds: East-southeast at 10 to 19 mph.

Saturday Night: Scattered storms.
Lows: Lower 50s.
Winds: Southeast at 16 calming to 11 mph.