So far we are basking in the warmth of May. Much warmer temperatures have taken over the state this month.
Highs last weekend through Monday were well above the average. Highs in the 90s are not typical for late May.
One of my favorite sites for weather information is the Iowa Environmental Mesonet. http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu It is run by Iowa State University's Department of Agronomy. Daryl Herzmann is the man behind some of the best information you will ever need for the weather of Iowa.
Today's post on the Mesonet shows just how hot Sunday and Monday was over the state. The lows were only that warm six other times since the late 1800s. Check out the site and keep it on your weather bookmark. It is great stuff.
More Storms This Afternoon.
More showers and thunderstorms are going to pop-up this afternoon and evening. I do not expect severe weather...but isolated storms could have small hail and gusty wind.
Yesterday the Union County area had some crazy rainfall totals. Cromwell had 3.50" in 1/2 hour. Near-by Orient had 4.20" of rain in one hour.
Memorial Day Weekend.
So far.. the Memorial Day Weekend is looking pretty decent. We will have spectacular weather Friday and Saturday. It will be sunny with highs in the middle 80s.
Sunday will be dry through most of the daylight hours. There is a chance for thunder showers late night into Memorial Day.
Monday will have a chance for early showers. Then mostly to partly cloudy skies. It will be a bit cooler with highs in the upper 70s.
Have a great Wednesday!