Calm…Cool July

So we are on the way to the last part of summer. Kids are already getting supplies for school. It is hard to believe we are on the way to August this week.

The tornado season is starting to wane. We have only seen 18 tornadoes on the ground so far this year. Last year our tornado total was 101 by this time of the year. Of those 18 tornadoes…all were very weak. 15 were EF0..3 were EF1. If we have no more tornadoes this year… it will be the lowest number of twisters since 1980. On Average we see about 44 tornadoes in Iowa by the end of July.

Cool again for the end of July.

Our highs are going to be warm today…but they will be the hottest of the week. As a cold front moves through tonight we will see a chance for thunderstorms. Then the cooler air falls in through the end of the seven day.

Highs will only be in the lower 80s and upper 70s. We are expecting a few nights with 50s.

Have a great day… tune in to Iowa’s Weather Plus on channel 13.1 and cable channel 246 for coverage of the storms tonight and tomorrow morning.

Ed