This graph is courtesy of of the Iowa Environmental Mesonet at the Iowa State University Department of Agronomy. It shows just how active 2010 has been.
For the first time since 1997 we have had more watches than the state of Texas. The bottom graph shows the percentage of watches issued for Iowa. This year has seen the highest percentage.
No wonder I've seen more of the weather office than my wife and kids this year.
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The clouds are going to clear later this afternoon...but we will only see the upper 60s for highs. Friday is looking nice with highs in the middle 70s. It will be sunny in the morning with more clouds moving in by the afternoon. There is a chance for showers and thunderstorms late Friday night and early Saturday.
Saturday night and Sunday morning will also be active with a chance for showers and thunderstorms. It will not be a complete wash-out for the weekend... but it will be more active than we thought earlier this week. Highs will stay in the upper 60s Saturday and 70s on Sunday.
More active weather is on the way this weekend.