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Quieter and warm weather expected for the rest of the holiday weekend

ROCKFORD (WREX) — After a stormy Saturday afternoon, the weather settles down for Sunday and Monday. There are still a few chances for showers and storms, so we won't be completely rain-free.

Sunday and Monday showers:

We may see more dry time over the remainder of the holiday weekend, but don't plan on completely dry conditions just yet.

Tomorrow starts out with patchy fog scattered around the Stateline. We shouldn't see widespread dense fog making it very hard to see. There may be a pocket of dense fog or two possible, so travel with caution in the morning if you encounter any fog.

A brief scattered shower is possible Sunday, otherwise the day looks to be fairly dry.

Sunday is trending drier. There's a slight chance we'll still see some rain, mainly during the afternoon, but most models are keeping Sunday pretty quiet. The summer-like weather is in full effect by this point. The air feels a little muggy (especially since we aren't used to that part of summer yet), and temperatures leap to the middle 80's. This will be the first time since October 1st that we see 80 degree temperatures in Rockford. Keep an eye on the radar heading into Sunday evening and night, as slight chances for rain remain in the forecast.

Memorial Day has a higher chance for rain. Showers look hit-or-miss, but plan on seeing at least some rain scattered throughout the day. Temperatures stay in the low 80's.

Rainy next week:

After seeing a little more dry time Sunday and Monday, the rest of the week may go in the opposite direction.

Depending on where a series of weather systems line up, rounds of rain may pile up next week.

A front may stall out somewhere in Illinois (the long range models remain murky, for now). Anytime a front stalls, round after round of rain is able to form.

This could produce daily chances for rain and heftier rain totals next week. We'll keep a close eye on the heavy rain potential and update accordingly. Temperatures stay right around 80 degrees each day next week, but that depends on how cloudy and rainy the weather is on a particular day.

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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