ROCKFORD (WREX) — We had a few peaks of sunshine scattered throughout the day on Sunday. However, all that is about to change for a short while. Cloud cover picks up into the night in reaction to an approaching jet streak. This will lead to a slight warm-up and showers on Monday.
Monday - Monday Night:
A warm front and surface low-pressure system will move in during the day. Snow showers kick in during the morning, but the transition to rain showers by the afternoon. Little to no accumulation is expected from these showers. Wind speeds will pick up leading to strong gusts near 30 MPH or more. The snow on the ground may not completely melt away, but we'll see a lot less around the Stateline after Monday. Due to increased dew points, we might have some fog development later into the night. Rain should remain the biggest concern in the night.
Temperatures for Monday will jump into the upper 30's and low 40's. However, there might be a few challenges to pin-point the actual temperatures. Deep cloud cover, snow cover, and precipitation. This combined with southeasterly winds could easily influence any warming effects. The warming trend only lasts into Monday.
Tuesday - Next Weekend:
On the back of a cold front, another plunge in temperature is ahead. Thankfully, we are not expected to fall into the icebox by much, but this time it's only into the 20's. We'll stay in the middle to low 20's Tuesday through Thursday, with a lot of sunshine. A dominating Canadian high will be taking over the region not bringing in showers well into next weekend. There will be a few signs of spring ahead by the next weekend. Temperatures will make a rebound from the roller coaster into the 40's.