The shift didn’t mean all that much rain, though.
Hillaker said last week was the seventh consecutive week with below-normal rainfall.
Cooler temperatures also have moved into this area, but it’s mostly a return to average. High temperatures should be in the mid-70s at this point in September and, aside from the mid-80s on Wednesday and Thursday, that’s about where they’ll be.
There was one other weather note to emerge Monday: It’s the earliest recorded date for snow in Iowa. Of course, that was back in 1881.