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Saturday features steady weather ahead of Sunday showers

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — Conditions remain steady and don't change for the start of the weekend, meaning another cool night followed by a mild and sunny afternoon. By Sunday, cooler air and showers are on the way.

Mild Saturday:

The weather remains near average Saturday, then cooler weather is on the horizon for Sunday.

Unlike the last 2 Saturday's, the weather remains slightly below average, and a ton drier. Humidity remains low and comfortable, breaking a trend of hotter and very humid weekends. A few clouds are possible in the afternoon, so we should see a little more sunshine than the last 2 days.

Saturday night remains cool and comfortable. Temperatures drop to the low 60's, with a partly cloudy and dry sky.

Sunday showers:

A cold front arrives Sunday, bringing in a chance for scattered showers and much cooler air for early next week. The front doesn't move in until the afternoon, so Sunday morning stays dry and somewhat cloudy. By the afternoon, temperatures stay below 80 degrees for the first time in over a month due to the cooler air, clouds, and showers.

Scattered showers and storms are possible Sunday, but the afternoon won't be a washout.

The afternoon won't be a washout. Showers will be on-and-off and scattered, so there should be some dry time and areas. The showers continue occasionally into Sunday evening, then a short break is possible Sunday night.

More scattered showers are possible on Monday. The occasionally soggy weather dries up by Monday night.

September preview:

Behind Sunday's cold front, temperatures fall to levels that we normally see in the middle of September. This means temperatures in the middle 70's, which is nearly 10 degrees below average. Conditions remains in the middle to upper 70's through Thursday. As a result, we may see 5 days in a row in the 70's, a streak we haven't seen since the end of May (so 2 months ago).

The weather remains mainly sunny and dry after Monday, so there will be plenty of rain-free days during the cool stretch. There is a slight chance for scattered showers and storms on Friday as the weather heats back up into the 80's.

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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