Rain expected to clear from route this afternoon

The rain and clouds should clear out along the RAGBRAI route by 2 or 3 p.m., according to officials with the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities.

That means dry pedaling back on the road for many wet riders who huddled beneath tents and awnings along the streets of Mount Vernon early Friday afternoon.

Then scattered storms and showers could roll into Coralville Friday night and Saturday.

A 30 percent chance of rain will chase riders all the way to Davenport through the end of RAGBRAI, meteorologist Mike McClure said Friday.

It will also be hot and humid with a heat index approaching 100 degrees Saturday, McClure said.

“That will be the rest of the way along the RAGBRAI route into Davenport,” he said.

The temperature is expected to climb near 90 degrees with a dew point in the 70s.

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