(Des Moines) It appears the wet weather will continue for at least another week to ten days. Frank Boksa, with the National Weather Service in Des Moines says we are going to have more summer like temperatures, but a frontal boundary extending from Missouri through southwest Iowa and north to the Dakotas will bring more chances for rain this week.
“The best chance for some precipitation will be mainly north of the Atlantic area for Tuesday into Tuesday night,” stated Boksa. “Then there is another system coming through Friday and Saturday that will affect most of southern Iowa.”
Boksa says the weather pattern will remain fairly active with a weather disturbance marching across Iowa every two days.
“There is a big ridge of high pressure across the High Plains and Rockies and any disturbance that’s riding down that ridge that spreads across Iowa at some location north or south,” said Boksa. “And as that happens that is how we are getting our rain and storms.”
Boksa says it is too early to tell, but there are signs that the high pressure ridge causing these trains of storms over our area may be moving slightly to the east by the middle of next week which would put us in a warmer and drier weather pattern. But he says at this point it is too early to tell.
June 10, 2013