Summer heat leaves the Stateline for the end of August

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — The last 9 days of August 2019 will feel much more like early September due to cooler and drier air flowing into the Midwest. We may only see 80 degrees or warmer once or twice before the month is over.

Northwesterly jet stream winds will be common for the next week and beyond, pushing cooler air in from Canada. This pattern doesn’t look to break down for a while, keeping the cooler air in place into the first week or so of September.

Temperatures, as a result, will drop to the middle to low 50’s the next few nights. Tonight will be clear, with very low humidity and a temperature around 55 degrees.

Friday looks to be the coolest day of the week with temperatures falling to the middle 70’s. We’ll see a sunny sky throughout the day, and the humidity staying low. Similar weather is expected this weekend, but we do heat up a little. Saturday should be back in the upper 70’s, while Sunday has temperatures near or into the low 80’s.

We are not done with the warmer and humid days just yet. Conditions will feel like summer again by next Monday. Highs will stay in the low 80’s, with extra humidity. There is a chance for scattered showers and storms, so a chance for rain returns with the warmth.

The warm-up looks to be short-lived. A cold front quickly enters the picture by Tuesday, which will temperatures down to the 70’s again. Temperatures may cool to the point that by late next week, highs may be in the low 70’s, with low 50’s to upper 40’s for lows! Labor Day Weekend could be a cool one, so keep an eye on the extended forecast as we get closer.

Chances for rain pop up again Tuesday and Wednesday. Those chances remain slight for now.

Alex Kirchner

Alex Kirchner

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