ROCKFORD (WREX) — We’ll continue to dry out from last week’s heavy rainfall with more quiet weather for a few more days. Rain does eventually return late this week in the form of scattered showers and storms.
Tonight and into tomorrow, high pressure will have just enough influence to keep the weather clear and dry. Tonight will also stay fog-free for the first time in a few nights. Temperatures will cool off to the low 60’s. Wednesday will be sunny from sunrise to sunset, with slightly humid air and highs again in the low 80’s.
Starting Thursday, rain tries to interrupt the tranquil weather. A cold front approaches from the northwest, sparking scattered showers and storm. Since the front doesn’t fully move through the Midwest, storms and showers may just brush portions of northwest Illinois. For now, rain looks possible in Jo Daviess County and southwest Wisconsin, but the rest of the Stateline may end up staying dry. Any lingering chances for rain look to dry up by Friday. Both Thursday and Friday stay in the low 80’s, with humid conditions.
By Saturday, a second cold front arrives in the region, and will actually slide through the Stateline by Sunday night. This front will create scattered showers and storms, with the best chance for rain looking to be late on Saturday. For now, it’s too early to say whether we’d see any severe weather or flash flooding. We’ll keep you updated on the timing and intensity of the storms throughout the week.
Cooler air will filter in behind the front, leaving us in the middle to upper 70’s through the weekend, then the low 70’s early next week. We may not be much cooler than that through the end of the month. The Climate Prediction Center shows above average temperatures favored through early October. While the weather may cool off a little, brisk fall weather may take a while to move in.