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SAME OLD WEATHER: It’s becoming quite a broken record of no real big storm systems moving through the state over the last few days and weeks. Outside of a few flurries in far southern Iowa into Missouri yesterday it’s been tranquil. It will warm up however through the week with highs today in the 30s to lower 40s rising into the 50s by the end of the week into the weekend.

STORM COMES BUT WILL PRECIP?: A storm will move into the state early next week with the slightest of chances of precipitation along it. It doesn’t look too promising at the moment thus we may have to wait until the storm after that one to get anything measurable across the area. It will bring temperatures back to reality with 30s for highs early next week.

SNOWBOUND: The GFS today is showing at least 1 perhaps 2 or even 3 storms that may bring us some snow. The bad part about this is, the first one isn’t forecast for at least two weeks, thus could go away as could all the other storms on the very next model run. If this happens to be right however, we could get some light snow around the 9th of December, followed by a more significant storm on the 11th followed by another more potent storm around the middle of the month. Trends have been lately showing these big storms and as time goes along they tend to look weaker and weaker and have less and less moisture so that by the time we get to the said date, we either get nothing or just a few clouds. We’ll see if that trend albeit not good for those who want snow continues.

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Jeff Wilcox serves as the Assistant Lead Forecaster for the Iowa Weather Network and is in charge of daily forecasting operations. He produces the "Iowa Weather Report" four days a week, as he has since 2008, with features including a video, graphics, discussions, and more. Weather has always fascinated him since he was young. His first memory of weather was back in 1988 during the Mother’s Day Tornado Outbreak in 1988. He vaguely remembers the cold snap the state experienced around Christmas Time in 1983, but was too young to remember that vividly. Growing up in Anamosa since moving there in 1981, he has experienced all the weather imaginable from bitter cold in early 1996 to hot and humid weather in 1995 and again in 2012, to floods in 1993, 1999, 2008 and 2013, to droughts in 1988 and 2012. After doing some other website work and other interests which included publishing a novel in 2007, he finally began the Iowa Weather Blog on June 27th 2008, right after the Flood of 2008. He worked it alone for hours on end giving out weather information that he thought was appropriate for those that wanted to know what was going on in their skies and what was to come. In 2012, the Iowa Weather Blog merged with two other Iowa weather organizations in the state to form the Iowa Weather Network.

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