A drastic change in the weather is on the way. National Weather Service meteorologist Craig Cogill says today’s unseasonably warm temperatures in the 70s and 80s will soon be history.

“We’re looking at temperatures dropping tomorrow into the low to mid 50s, so a good 20 to 25 degrees cooler for highs,” Cogill said. The cold front that’s expected to move through the state tonight will bring an extended period of below normal temps.

“We’re not really looking at temperatures getting up into the 70s or even the 60s through the weekend,” Cogill said. “This could be the end of the 70s probably for the year and maybe not until next March or April.”

The cold front will bring cloudy conditions, but only a slight chance of isolated light showers tomorrow – mainly over southern Iowa. Clear, but cool conditions are forecast Thursday through Saturday with highs in the 50s and overnight lows in the upper 20s and 30s.

Cogill that coldfront won’t bring a lot of moisture with it, but things will be colder.