ROCKFORD (WREX) — Colder temperatures and snowfall disappear from the forecast for a while, at least for this week. Weather conditions turn toward milder weather and rain showers rather than anything frozen.
Quiet warming trend:
The first half of the week pulls us out of the chilly temperatures. Sunday and Monday struggled to get up to 40 degrees. That shouldn't be the case starting Tuesday. Warmer winds should boost temperatures closer to 50 degrees by the end of Tuesday. The weather remains mostly cloudy and quiet for another day in a row.
By Wednesday, we reach the peak of this warming trend. Temperatures almost get to 60 degrees for an afternoon high. More sunshine is expected for the middle of the week.
Rainy second half:
The weather doesn't continue the warming trend or the dry and somewhat sunny weather past Wednesday. Starting Thursday, on-and-off rainfall is likely through Saturday. The weather will not be rainy continuously through this time, so we should see plenty of dry time in between rounds of rain.
Thursday could see rain very early (before sunrise), and again at night. We may see mostly dry conditions in between, with temperatures back down into the low 50's.
Friday may start out dry, then turns to a light rain by the afternoon. We should see another break in the action by Friday night. Temperatures remain in the low 50's.
The last two weekends were wintry, with cool temperatures in the 30's and some light snow accumulations. This time around, the weather remains mild. This Saturday, we're in rinse and repeat mode. Rain showers (this time possibly mixed with snow) start up again by the afternoon, and could continue into Saturday night. Sunday looks to break the streak with a dry and somewhat sunny day. Monday looks completely sunny, with warmer weather near 60 degrees.