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Wintry weather lingers through the weekend

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — While temperatures warm a little this weekend, the weather remains chilly and a little snow may be possible by Sunday.

Brisk Saturday:

Like on Friday, temperatures struggle to warm Saturday. Conditions should rise a little further and to around 40 degrees. The weather does turn sunny, and stays dry. Breezy winds also die down, so wind chills should improve. The wind chills may dip into the 20's to 30's, however, despite the light breeze.

Snowy Sunday?:

Light snow showers may be possible by Sunday afternoon.

Conditions warm a little further Sunday, but that may not eliminate a chance for light snow. Temperatures rise to the middle 40's by Sunday afternoon, and around that time wet weather moves in.

Any snow will have trouble sticking to the roads. Accumulations and impacts look minor.

Since the upper levels of the atmosphere will be cold enough, light snow showers look to fall despite temperatures above freezing. The light snow may be mixed with rain at times, which helps cut down on accumulations. Like last weekend, the snow will mainly stick to the grass or fields, as the road is likely too warm for snow to stick. Look for the rain/snow mix to start up during the mid-afternoon, and continue into early Sunday night. We should dry up by early Monday. Any snow accumulation should stay under 1".

Back to average:

The weather continues its warming trend early next week. Temperatures should return to the 50's by Monday, and may get to 60 degrees by Wednesday. We cool back off after that, but we may only drop to the low 50's by next Friday.

Wet weather may pop up a couple times next week. Since conditions will be well above freezing, we should only see rain showers. Our best chance looks to be Tuesday, with light rain falling over much of the day. There's a second chance late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. This round may only glance us, so accumulations may end up very light.

Rockford is already above average on the month for rainfall, so any additional precipitation is a bonus.

Alex Kirchner

Alex Kirchner is the Chief Meteorologist at 13 WREX. He joined the 13 Weather Authority in 2014 and brings over a decade of forecasting experience to the weather department. Alex earned Certified Broadcast Meteorologist recognition from the American Meteorological Society, and his work at WREX earned him a Best TV Weathercaster award from the Illinois Broadcasters Association and a regional Emmy.

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