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Cooler-than-average temperatures could lead to frosty nights to come

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — A cooler blast of air promises a string of frosty nights in the Stateline. Below average temperatures could stick around through the remainder of the month.

Chilly nights ahead:

The Stateline has been spoiled recently where low temperatures are concerned. Since the start of April, average lows have remained on the mild side. That will change over the next several days as lows drop into the 30s.

Rockford has been spoiled so far in April. Lows have been consistently above average.

Frosty lows look most likely Tuesday night and again on Wednesday night, with lows dropping below freezing in a typically cooler spots. In Rockford, lows should remain just a bit above freezing. Frost advisories do not appear likely, as the growing season is not underway.

Frost is likely as temperatures drop into the low-to-mid-30s Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Lows by the weekend warm up just a bit, with many upper 30s possible. Looking at the next ten days, lows have a good chance of remaining in the 30s.

Cooler and mostly dry days:

Afternoon temperatures over the next seven to ten days likely won't get much above 60°. Tuesday's highs in the middle 50s give way to even cooler temperatures by Wednesday afternoon.

Highs drop to nearly 10° below average midweek, with temperatures likely remaining below 50°. The "cool snap" is brief, as temperatures approach the mid-to-upper-50s by the end of the work week.

Cooler temperatures remain likely through April.

Through the month of April, rain chances remain minimal. Aside from a sprinkle or two Wednesday afternoon, dry conditions see us through much of this work week. The weekend promises to provide a few stray showers Saturday, but it likely won't be enough to cancel any outdoor plans. Continue to monitor the forecast in the days to come to stay ahead of any changes.

Justin Ballard

Justin Ballard joined 13 WREX as the weekday morning meteorologist. He’s a proud graduate of UNC-Charlotte and happy to call Rockford home.

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