FOLLOW-UP: The 70s continue with records at stake | Meteorology

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Today: 70s and sunshine this afternoon! Some records could even fall today. Waterloo’s current record is 77° set in 1938. Waterloo’s forecast today is 77°…dun, dun, dun. Windy south winds at 10-20 mph will also be a story this afternoon as they gust up to 30 mph.

This evening: Generally clear and soft. A 10-15 mph southerly breeze will keep temperatures in the 50s – close to record warm lows and normal highs for this time of year!

Thursday: You knew the 70s period was coming to an end, so enjoy the last day! Highs will peak in the 70s under mostly cloudy skies. Winds will continue to be gusty from the south at 10-20 mph. Overnight rain will approach from the west as lows settle into the 50s.

Friday: Heavy rains with a risk of a few thunderstorms set in for the day on Friday. Widespread rain totals of 1 to 2 inches are likely with some locations seeing up to 3 inches before this system releases. Friday highs will be cooler in the 50s and lows in the 60s with lows dropping into the 40s on Friday evening. High school playoff football games are expected to be soggy, plan accordingly.

This weekend: Rain is expected to continue throughout the morning before the system breaks out in the early afternoon. Highs will be much cooler in the 50s with gusty southwesterly winds at 10-20 mph. It’s time to dig up the coats again! Sunday promises to be dry, partly cloudy and warmer with highs on both sides of 60°.

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