A strong low pressure system and then a cold front will bring Muscatine some rain and breezy conditions, with the possibility of even some lightning and thunder this evening.
The Quad Cities office of the National Weather Services says the risk for severe thunderstorms this evening is low over most of the area, with the best chance mainly over northeast Missouri, southeast Iowa and west central Illinois.
The main threats will be damaging winds, large hail and a very low potential for tornadoes.
Behind the strong cold front which will bring areas to our north some snow and mixed precipitation before a quiet weekend ahead.
National Weather Service forecast for Muscatine, as of Friday 9 a.m.:
Showers, mainly after noon. High near 49. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Rain and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a slight chance of rain after 3am. Patchy fog before 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 42. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Clear, with a low around 28. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 50.
Clear, with a low around 32.
Sunny, with a high near 53.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Partly sunny, with a high near 57.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Breezy.
A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.
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