ROCKFORD (WREX) – Conditions are headed back down toward the 70’s later this week, after another cold front works through. We may see a little more rain as a result.
For tonight, temperatures will be a tad cooler and fall into the low 60’s. The weather remains clear and dry, with calm conditions. Some patchy fog is possible, thanks to the clear and calm weather, plus extra humidity from recent rainfall. You may need to head out the door a few minutes earlier if you are driving to work through open areas in the morning.
Wednesday remains sunny and slightly humid, while high temperatures stay in the middle 80’s. This is right around average for this time of year.
Another cold front works through by Wednesday night. The front may push a few scattered showers and storms into the Stateline. Similar to Monday night, the Stateline is right on the fringes for stronger to severe storms. The storms will likely be weakening again as they come through, limiting our risk for severe weather. Be ready for gusty winds, heavy downpours, and isolated hail just in case. Any rainfall will exit by sunrise Thursday.
Even after Monday’s rainfall, the area could use some more. We are still sitting close to three inches below average for rainfall for the summer.
Behind the next cold front, conditions will cooler and less humid for the remainder of the week. We’ll hover around 80 degrees for the rest of the work week under a sunny sky. By the weekend, temperatures climb a little and back into the middle 80’s, with slightly humid conditions returning Sunday. The weekend holds onto the sunny weather.
Early next week, showers and storms may return on Monday. The weather remains near average and in the low 80’s, so no heat waves are coming anytime soon.