ROCKFORD (WREX) – Showers and storms look to slide into the Stateline late this evening. There may be a strong storm or two, provided the storms arrive at a certain time.
Strong to severe storms will fire up across Iowa and Wisconsin into the evening. The main risks for those areas are heavy downpours, damaging wind guts, and large hail. As these storms approach the Stateline, they should be weakening. The weakened state all comes down to timing. The line of storms may not arrive until after 10 pm, which means there’s less energy for the storms to tap into, considering it would be past sunset and the air is getting cooler.
In general, we may see some strong storms with gusty winds between 40-50 mph arrive around Rockford and along US 20 around 11 pm. They’ll continue to weaken as they move southeast through the rest of northern Illinois. Brief downpours and lightning will come with all storms tonight. The activity should be exiting the Stateline by 3 pm. Temperatures will be in the upper 60’s overnight. Keep the 13 Weather Authority app handy to track the storms from home and on the go.
Tonight’s storms are arriving ahead of a cold front. Depending on how quickly the front moves through behind the storms, we may still see some lingering chances for rain in the afternoon. Otherwise, look for slightly cooler temperatures in the middle 80’s with partly cloudy weather tomorrow.
Later in the week, another cold front moves through Wednesday night. There’s a slight chance for rain with that front. Once that front moves through, we’ll be a lot cooler and drier, similar to last week. Temperatures will be in the low 80’s between Thursday and the weekend. We’ll see plenty of sunshine during that stretch, though a slight chance for rain may develop on Saturday and Monday.