As of Tuesday, discontinuous drought was found from the High Plains through the Corn Belt & then across New England. The worst of it is in west-central Iowa & westward.
Northeast White & Carroll through Pulaski, Fulton, Cass & part of Miami counties are classified in a Moderate Drought, though recent rainfall has helped. Longer-term rainfall deficits since spring in that zone are upwards of 6", resulting in low lake levels & continued lack of better subsoil moisture.
Other than Clinton & Howard to Boone counties, much of the rest of the area is considered Abnormally dry based on those longer-term deficits since spring & such high evaporation over the summer, which was the hottest since 2012 or 1995 in the area.
Fog & low overcast through this morning & midday with give way to some cloud breakage this afternoon. Mostly cloudy skies & highs around 70 to as high as 80 seem reasonable with northeast winds 12-27 mph.
It looks mostly cloudy tonight with lows 58-63, followed by partly cloudy skies Friday with highs of 75-80 with an east-northeast wind at 10-20 mph.
Friday night looks mostly cloudy with lows 56-62 with an east wind at 10-15 mph.
Wind will go from southeast to south to southwest on Saturday at 10-15 mph. With partly to mostly cloudy skies, some scattered showers & storms are possible in the late afternoon & through evening. Coverage should peak Saturday night night at 50%.
Highs of 80-85 are likely.
Wind fields support a few severe storms north & northeast of our viewing area at this point.
It appears that any scattered rainfall on Sunday will be confined to the morning, followed by clearing skies, west winds at 8-16 mph & highs 80-85.
At this point, next week continues to look completely dry & nice with highs 76-83 early in the week, then 82-88 by mid-week. Dry frontal passage Thursday should bring 75-81 to end the week. Sunshine will dominate. Overnight lows in the 50s will also dominate with even a few 40s late week.
Following this, the next potential of any sort of rainfall would be Tuesday, September 22 & even that looks spotty.
Saturday, September 19: Mostly Sunny...82/53
Sunday, September 20: Mostly Sunny...85/56
Monday, September 21: Partly Cloudy...90/62
Tuesday, September 22: Few Storms, Breezy...86/67
Wednesday, September 23: Mostly Sunny, Breezy...77/59
Thursday, September 24: Mostly Sunny...81/51
Friday, September 25: Mostly Sunny...84/53
Saturday, September 26: Partly Cloudy, Breezy...86/60
Sunday, September 27: Few Storms Possible, Windy...88/65
Monday, September 28: Partly Cloudy, Breezy...75/58
Tuesday, September 29: Partly Cloudy...75/48
Wednesday, September 30: Mostly Sunny, Breezy...82/55
Thursday, October 1: Partly Cloudy, Breezy...86/62
Friday, October 2: Storms Possible, Windy...86/66
Saturday, October 3: Partly Cloudy, Windy...70/52
Sunday, October 4: Partly Cloudy...70/44