Forecast: More Cool, Wet Weather Ahead

Statewide Iowa — While parts of Iowa had record high temperatures in the low 90s on Thursday, forecasters say cooler, wetter weather will likely dominate much of the rest of the month and well into June.

National Weather Service climatologist Martha Shulski says heavy rain will spread across Iowa and much of the Northern Plains next week, raising the critical risk of renewed flooding.

In spite of a few scattered hot and humid days, Iowa’s weather has been much cooler than normal this spring and forecasters anticipate that pattern will remain.

Thanks to the El Nino, it’s possible the cool, wet weather will last well into summer, as will the risk of more flooding, as the ground remains saturated in many parts of the state.