Expect a cold, rainy weekend in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa-   National Weather Service forecasters tell us it'll be a cold, rainy weekend.   Meteorologist Alex Krull tells WHO Radio News temperatures will in the low  50s today (Saturday) across Iowa, and in the low-40s in northern Iowa, to mid-to-upper 40s in central and southern Iowa.  

Krull also says heavy rain is possible. He says warmer air will  start to push into Iowa Sunday. Temperatures will be in the mid-50s in northern Iowa.  That warmer air will increase the risk for storms on Monday, and more heavy rain.

Krull says high river levels in northern Iowa have had a chance to recede some, so additional rainfall may not cause more flooding.   He says, however, they'll be closely watching those rivers, should rainfall be heavy.

Very cold temperatures were recorded early Saturday morning in northern Iowa.  The coldest spot was Estherville which saw a 32-degree temperature.   Mason City and Waterloo saw 33-degrees early Saturday morning.  NWS observers reported frost in some areas of northern Iowa.

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