ROCKFORD (WREX) — As Sunday comes to a close a cold front will try to slide through the area this evening. This will allow for another opportunity for showers to develop during the early evening but end as the night wears on. However, despite the cold front, we are not getting any cooler or drier as dew points reside in the uncomfortable 70’s.
By the overnight hours, we will be mostly cloudy with areas of dense fog. The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory until 10 AM Monday morning. This will make for a very slow morning commute. Low temperatures will make it into the lower 60’s, but with added humidity make sure to keep windows closed.
We still have to be on the lookout for the river flooding that has occurred near all of our major river bodies. This includes the Pecatonica River near Shirland extending into Freeport while also including areas along with the Rock River areas. Most of these areas have received a substantial amount of rainfall from the storms over this last week. This is why we are under several flood warnings despite the drier weather for next week. However, the forecast shows river flooding should be decreased into late next week.
The warmer and muggy weather will last throughout much of next week. Thankfully, we’ll get a long break from any stormy weather patterns. Monday through Wednesday next week will be dry and sunny. Those three days look to be in the low 80’s. Thursday has a chance for showers and storms as a cold front moves in. Temperatures will start to cool off on Thursday with the arrival of the cold front. A steady cooling trend looks to take us into next week, where the low 70’s may be possible by the end of next week.