It was t-shirt and shorts weather across Iowa during the weekend, as high temperatures soared well above normal and into the 80s. National Weather Service meteorologist Miles Schumacher says Mason City, Waterloo and Webster City either broke or tied their record high temperatures.
Schumacher says many other places statewide came very close to breaking records, while a number of southwest Iowa communities reached 90 degrees on Friday and Saturday. He says it’s late in the year for temperatures that hot, but it’s not unusual. Schumacher says Iowans should enjoy the warmth while it lasts.
The next few days should have temperatures well above normal, as highs would typically be in the 60s. Instead, we can expect highs in the 70s in the southwest to around 80 in the north, with a repeat tomorrow. A cold front is expected Tuesday night that should bring temps closer to normal. Schumacher says there will be some mild temperatures again by the the weekend and into next week.
Sunday’s warmest recorded Iowa temperature was 84-degrees in Washington.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City