Today will start off cloudy but skies will clear quickly through midday. Highs this afternoon will be in the upper 60s, which is roughly 5 degrees below average for this time of year. Winds will be strong out of the northeast allowing for a chilly breezy at times. Today's weather rating is a 7.
Central Iowa will stay dry until late Friday when our next system rolls in with some weekend weather. Scattered thunderstorms will begin late Friday/early Saturday and persist into next week. Thunderstorms over the weekend will produce heavy rain, but severe weather looks unlikely at this time.