ROCKFORD (WREX) – Beneficial rain fell between Sunday and Monday, and a little more may be on the way going into the middle of this week.
Heavy rainfall briefly moved through Boone County during the evening. The rest of the area saw quick, brief rain showers, then the later half of the evening was mainly dry. We avoided stronger storms, though McHenry County did see very heavy rain, possible hail, and wind gusts up to 50 mph. One last round of rain is coming in from southwest Wisconsin. A few isolated showers and storms are advancing in on a cold front. The activity should arrive a couple of hours before sunrise, then dry up quickly by the middle of the morning. Most of the rain stays north of US 20. Don’t look for much for rainfall with these overnight showers. Another 1/10″ at most may fall, similar to earlier in the day for most locations.
We aren’t done with rain chances yet. Wednesday afternoon provides another chance for widely isolated showers and storms. These have a better chance at spreading across the Stateline. Don’t look for much for rainfall, but any round of rain will be helpful at this point. Like today, Wednesday’s rain chances dry up by sunset.
Rain looks to stay away on Thursday, then Friday and Saturday have further chances for scattered showers and storms. For now, the best times for rain look to be Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, and again Saturday night. Drier weather will take over again between Sunday afternoon and early next week.
The weather and humidity will be up and down a lot for the rest of the week. Look for temperatures to drop into the 70’s with low humidity Wednesday and Thursday, then watch out for higher humidity and temperatures in the middle 80’s by the weekend. We could hold onto the warmer and more humid weather into early next week.