Today will be a step toward normal temperatures as we work to shake the lingering light showers and clouds, but beyond through the Memorial Day weekend will be a wealth of springtime warmth with 70s and 80s for highs. As the warming builds in, there will be a chance for thunderstorms from Tuesday through Thursday night, and there will be a possibility for a few strong to severe storms during this time. The holiday weekend at this point looks splendid, with abundant sunshine and continued warm temperatures!
Sheldon, Iowa — The annual Sanford Sheldon Health Fair and SCAT Supper will be on Monday night, May 21st. There’s a new venue this year. The festivities will be at the Crossroads Pavillion Events Center in eastern Sheldon. Read more
Denver, Colorado — The final factual report has been released on a helicopter crash that happened last fall near Larchwood. Read more
Sheldon, Iowa — An all-school assembly was held at Orab Field Friday morning to give students and staff the chance to bid a farewell to outgoing Sheldon Community Schools Superintendent Robin Spears. Read more
Statewide Iowa — The Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau says the two-week period surrounding Memorial Day, Saturday May 19th through Friday June 1st has been designated as a special enforcement period in Iowa, and nationwide. Read more
The forecast will take a wet turn for most starting later today, and continuing well through the weekend. A few stronger storms are possible later today and again Saturday mainly through the Missouri River corridor, but the bigger concern will be for areas of heavy rainfall, as some locations west of the James River could see rainfall approaching 3 inches or more through Sunday. Looking for a continuation of the warm temperatures? Best to enjoy today, for much cooler readings are expected Saturday and Sunday with 50s to lower 60s becoming common.