ROCKFORD (WREX) — Both temperatures and weather conditions will keep a hint of winter in the air. We do warm up a little, so conditions won't be as cold as Friday, at least.
Like on Friday, temperatures struggle to warm today. Temperatures should rise a little further to around 40 degrees. The weather turns sunny and stays dry. The wind chills may dip into the 20's to 30's, however, despite a light breeze.
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.
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".
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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.