ROCKFORD (WREX) – A few quick showers popped up this afternoon, and there’s more where that came from by tomorrow afternoon. Active weather increases in frequency going into the weekend and next week, so get used to seeing rain for a while.
The weather remains dry and somewhat cloudy for the rest of Wednesday. Temperatures fall into the middle 40’s overnight, with winds going calm again. Partly cloudy weather will be overhead Thursday morning.
Scattered showers and storms develop again late Thursday afternoon and evening. A cold front drives the showers into the area, and will bring in colder air behind it for the rest of the week. Severe weather isn’t expected, but a few rumbles of thunder and quick downpours are possible. We’ll see up to 1/4″ of rain through Thursday evening.
Rain would be beneficial, as Rockford is a little below average for the month and season. Rainfall is close to 1 1/2″ below average for April, and close to 2″ below average for the spring as a whole.
The weather dries up again Thursday night and stays that way Friday. Friday will be sunny, but Thursday’s cold front means temperatures will be colder. Look for highs in the low 60’s, then temperatures fall to the middle 50’s this weekend.
Saturday looks rainy at this point. More scattered showers will fall throughout the day. A few storms are possible, but no severe weather. Since the weather is cooling off further, we may see a little rain/snow mix Saturday night, but that doesn’t look all that likely right now.
Dry weather kicks back in again on Sunday, and look for partly cloudy weather. Temperatures stay unseasonably cool. Highs will only be the 50’s.
More rain is coming between Monday and Wednesday, so get used to rainy weather for the better part of next week. Temperatures rebound back to the 60’s next week.