It’s one of those weeks where Iowans might be wearing shorts and flip-flops one day and be bundled up in jeans and sweaters the next. After highs in the 90s earlier this week, temperatures fell overnight into the 20s. Kevin Deitch, meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says at least two record lows were set statewide overnight, the first in Mason City.
The old record of 28-degrees from 2007 in Mason City was broken this morning with a 27-degree reading. Webster City also set a new record low with 30. Clarion also reported a low this morning of 27 while Forest City had 28, though neither were record-setters. Deitch says today’s afternoon highs will only be in the 50s and 60s across Iowa but no record lows are expected tonight.
“Lows tomorrow morning will be back in the 40s so no frost or freeze worries after what’s left of today,” he says. Highs on Friday and through the weekend are expected to be back to normal in the 60s and 70s. For more on the forecast, visit http://www.weather.gov
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City