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Another beautiful summer day around the Quad Cities as the dry, low humidity air allowed temperatures to top out well into the 80s.  This Pacific flow coming in from the west has dominated the hot dome of air that remains positioned along the southern half of the country.

The dry air in place will allow temperatures overnight to once again drop around the lower 60s under a bright full moon.

That leads us into the weekend and a few tweaks to the forecast.  Not changing the temperatures as highs will remain around the mid to upper 80s.  I’m still timing out a couple of boundaries that will get caught in this Pacific flow and bring a small chance for a shower or thunderstorm.

Here’s my tweak. The first arrives a bit earlier than what I talked about yesterday.  Instead of it being an after midnight event on Friday night, it appears that it will arrive by that evening after supper.  Nonetheless, the boundary is quite weak so a passing light shower or sprinkle is expected.  Coverage even looks widely scattered so not everyone will see that chance.

The second boundary is still on track to arrive during the pre-dawn hours on Sunday.  This may have a shower or thunderstorm with it before the rest of the day stays dry.

Looking ahead, next week still looks quite pleasant with temperatures trending cooler as the rain chance increases once again.

Chief meteorologist James Zahara

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YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST FROM THERESA BRYANT

High pressure will continue to influence conditions across much of Iowa and Illinois this afternoon. Look for warm sunshine, with highs ranging from the middle to upper 80’s. Clear and mild weather will be the rule overnight as lows settle into the 60’s. Expect more sunshine to end the work week, with highs once again climbing into the middle to upper 80’s. A weak front passing through the region will bring a few clouds and milder air to the region on Saturday, with highs reaching the low to mid 80’s. Rain chances return to the region Saturday night into Sunday, with a few showers and thunderstorms. This unsettled weather should continue off and on through the middle of the work week.

TODAY:  Warm sunshine. High: 88°. Wind: W 5-10 mph.

TONIGHT:  Mostly clear and mild. Low: 64°. Wind: W 5-10 mph.

FRIDAY:  Mostly sunny and continued warm. High: 87°. Wind: W 5-15 mph.




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