Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KDVN 261945

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA IL
245 PM CDT SUN JUN 26 2016

Issued at 244 PM CDT Sun Jun 26 2016

Hot and humid weather continues over the south half of the CWA
despite being on the cool side of the front which passed by earlier
today. As of 2 pm, the frontal showers and storms are just clipping
McDonough county, and should be ending by 4. This sets the stage for
a dry night and Monday.


ISSUED AT 244 PM CDT Sun Jun 26 2016

Mid clouds will thin and drop south of Iowa this evening, with clear
skies expected after 9 pm in all areas. This will allow for lows in
the lower to mid 60s, and could bring patchy ground fog. This is not
directly indicated by models, but with the north receiving heavy
rains last night, some valley fog may well result in the pre-dawn

Dry advection will slowly will continue through the night and Monday
as high pressure works into the region and gradually thins out the
high low level humidity levels from recent rains and transpiration.
This will result in comfortable conditions, but still rather warm.
Highs Monday will be similar to today, with mid 80s north to lower
90s south. Dewpoints should hold in the lower to mid 60s through the
day, thus heat index readings will be negligible.

ISSUED AT 244 PM CDT Sun Jun 26 2016

Forecast focus on a mainly dry and pleasant stretch of weather for
late June/early July.

Overview and temperatures:  Northwest flow aloft with an upper level
trough in the east and a ridge in the Rockies. This will allow for a
nice stretch of weather with below normal temperatures and
comfortable humidity for much of this long term.  Highs will be
mainly in the 70s to lower 80s with lows in the 50s to lower 60s for
much of the upcoming week and into next weekend.

Precipitation: For the most part this will be a dry extended except
about the middle of next week. However, the models seem to struggle
with the timing of a cold front that would potentially bring a round
of showers and thunderstorms. The ECMWF suggests this occurring
Thursday night, the GFS Thursday into Thursday evening, and the
Canadian Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Time will tell!



ISSUED AT 1219 PM CDT Sun Jun 26 2016

A weak cold front has moved through Iowa into central Illinois.
While warm and humid weather is found over the entire region, the
front will bring dry weather to Iowa and northwest Illinois this
afternoon through Monday. VFR weather will last through the
afternoon and into Monday, with some possible early morning
shallow fog looking a possibility for sunrise conditions Monday.
Winds will be generally light westerly.


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