Parts of Iowa may receive a brief shower or two over the next few days, but it shouldn’t wash out the holiday weekend. National Weather Service Meteorologist Jeff Johnson is predicting about a 30% chance for rain through Sunday. "It’s kind of very nebulous and light at this point…it’s going to be more miss than hit I think," Johnson said.
Last year over the Memorial Day weekend, extremely severe weather popped up across Iowa – including an EF5 tornado that leveled the towns of Parkersburg and New Hartford. Johnson says severe storms this year aren’t likely.
"The pattern looks kind of weird, it’s more or less like we’re into a summer pattern," Johnson explained. "So, the wind fields to support severe weather aren’t there…we could have some thunderstorms, but the odds of having organized severe thunderstorms like last year are pretty low."
Temperatures through the holiday weekend should be comfortable, with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s statewide. Johnson expects partly to mostly cloudy conditions with the best chance for rain on Monday.
"I would say the precipitation chances on Monday are pushing more like 50% as opposed to 30," Johnson said