ROCKFORD (WREX) — A weak cold front may spark a few storms over the next 2 days, but don't expect widespread rainfall like we saw over the weekend. Temperatures dip a little further going into early August behind this front.
A broken line of storms ahead of the cold front enters the picture this evening and overnight. Again, rainfall won't be widespread, but a few spots may get a quick shower or downpour. Gusty winds are possible with these isolated storms. Our low rain chances extend beyond midnight, then drier weather is likely by early Wednesday morning.
Temperatures stay warmer under the clouds tonight. We will see lows in the upper 60's this time around.
The cold front slowly approaches Wednesday, and may spark a few more isolated showers and storms Wednesday afternoon. The weather doesn't change a ton otherwise, as we'll still see temperatures in the middle 80's. In addition to the slight rain chances, more clouds are expected throughout Wednesday.
Cooler and drier:
Behind the cold front, temperatures fall to the low 80's, with a handful of locations in the upper 70's. We see these conditions Thursday through Saturday. At night, temperatures may cool into the upper 50's at times. The weather remains sunny and dry through Saturday.
Sunday has a slight chance for rain as another wave of even cooler air arrives. Watch out for slight chances for spotty showers by Sunday afternoon. Temperatures remain in the low 80's.
By early next week, the even cooler weather pattern takes hold for a couple of days. The early portion of August may features high temperatures in the upper 70's. We haven't seen the weather this cool in over a month, or since June 23rd. The Stateline sees the cooler weather for a few days in a row, then summer heat looks to return by mid-August.