(Atlantic) Temperatures are around 30-degrees below normal today. In fact we have already reached the forecast high of 50-degrees. Rod Donavon is with the National Weather Service in Des Moines.
“Temperatures could certainly be in the 30’s by late in the day,” stated Donavon. “Thursday really looks miserable with temperatures mainly in the thirties and rain changing to snow in some areas with snow accumulations on grassy areas.”
Donavon admits the cold weather could damage vegetation in particular the trees.“The cold temperatures could damage trees that have already leafed out,” said Donavon.
Donavon says there is an 80-percent of rain today. New rainfall amounts are between a tenth and one quarter of an inch possible. Tonight, we could see rain before 3:00 a.m., then rain and snow after that. The forecasted Low is 34-degrees.
May 1, 2013