A warm front is lifting over the state today which will result in some light rain showers this afternoon. Despite this, highs will still climb into the lower 60s for most. A cold front will quickly follow starting tonight. It will bring more light rain to central Iowa overnight and a lot of cold air throughout Friday. Along with the rain in central Iowa, NW Iowa will also experience some freezing rain. A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect for Kossuth, Pocahontas, Humboldt, Wright, Franklin, Calhoun, Webster, Hamilton, Carroll, Greene, Audubon, and Guthrie county from 1 AM-7 PM Friday. Up to a tenth of an inch of ice is possible on the roads in this area west of interstate 35.
Rain will be mainly east of interstate 35 by the afternoon with most towns picking up a quarter to a half inch of rainfall by Friday evening. The wind will shift toward the NW and by the afternoon temperatures will fall into the mid and upper 30s.
We’ll see some recovery over the weekend. The sky will clear out early Saturday which means temperatures will fall into the mid and upper 20s for the morning. Thanks to the sunshine and weaker afternoon wind, highs will be in the 50s on Saturday. Sunday will get a little warmer. Expect highs near 60° with a few more clouds. Next week looks to be well above average with highs in the 70s through the early work week. Some light rain is possible on Monday.