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New week starts quiet, but active pattern set to return

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — A wintry bullet was dodged this weekend, but the active pattern remains in place this week.

Monday morning featured light snow and freezing drizzle during the predawn hours, which has allowed for a few areas where roads could be slick. If you're heading to work through about 9 AM, take it slow. Bridges and overpasses are the most susceptible areas for slick roads.

We'll see some sunshine Monday afternoon, helping temperatures climb into the middle 30s. A dry day is ahead, but the wintry pattern is going to stick around for much of this week.

The next chance for precipitation actually comes in overnight Monday into Tuesday with the threat for rain and snow. That system is out across the Great Plains early Monday morning, so it'll be a while before any precipitation breaks out locally.

Rain and snow chances hold off until after midnight. Temperatures bottom out in the upper 20s this evening, but a slow warm-up is expected by Tuesday morning. By the time you wake up Tuesday morning, a few spotty rain showers could be dotting the radar, but the rest of the day looks dry. Highs Tuesday climb to near 40, but the warm-up is short-lived.

Another shot at wintry weather heads our direction overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning, bringing with it another round of freezing rain potential. Highs for midweek climb into the middle 30s, so it remains unlikely we'll see much accumulation.

As we approach the end of the week, we'll see yet another round of wintry weather. This early in the week, it's still too early to say how exactly the storm is going to unfold. As of Monday morning, it looks like the event starts as snow before transitioning to a wintry mix. Continue to stay updated by tuning in on-air and online.

While Monday is quiet, the rest of the week features near daily precipitation chances.

Justin Ballard

Morning Meteorologist

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