A High Wind Watch continues for much of eastern Iowa into portions of northwest Illinois Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning, including some new counties.
The Quad Cities office of the National Weather Service says strong winds out of the southwest may gust around 60 MPH at times during this period, which will lead to driving difficulties, objects being blown around and possible power outages.
Before that, who would of thought we would have a “windows-open night” in December?
Ahead of the next weather maker, another beautiful day in store for us, with temperatures in the 50s and persistent high clouds through the day. Winds will remain relatively light and from the southeast. Tonight, we don’t cool off much, with most around 50.
Wednesday will be very warm and windy over the area with high temperatures forecast to reach the 60s to around 70. This would be well above record high temperatures for the date at Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Moline.
Winds will pick up from the southwest to 25 to 35 mph with gusts near 60 mph possible in the afternoon through overnight.
National Weather Service forecast for Muscatine, as of Tuesday 9 a.m.: