The Ottumwa Courier

Southeast Iowa

October 21, 2013

Cool week ahead for Iowa

OTTUMWA — Sunday's weather was exactly what you would expect for this time of year. And it's the last time things will be that way for a while.

Ottumwa saw high temperature of 62 degrees on Sunday, exactly matching the average for October 20. But temperatures through the next week are expected to be as much as 15 degrees below average. The National Weather Service says daytime highs will remain in the 40s until Friday.

Overnight lows will be considerably below normal as well. Tuesday night's forecast low of 27 won't set any records, but it will still be well off the average of 40.

The weather will be almost uniform for the area, with forecasts for Knoxville, Pella, Oskaloosa and Centerville varying by only a degree or two most days.

Rain is in the forecast from Monday night through Wednesday night. It's not expected to be much, but it may be enough to keep the area close to the average rainfall for the month.

Forecasters think the same system will bring some light snow to northern Iowa. If that materializes, it will be the first snowfall of the season. It won't amount to much, with accumulations of an inch or less, but the timing could be important. Forecasters believe it could hit just in time to make Tuesday morning's commute slick in some areas.

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