ROCKFORD (WREX) — If you missed out on Friday’s sunshine, you might be in luck for early Saturday. Sunshine will try to make an appearance early Saturday morning. This means there will be time to take on any weekend chores (Hint: Time to start racking yards filled with fall leaves) or just to enjoy the sun. Dry conditions might even allow for temperatures to pop up into the middle 60’s in a few spots.
However, you might want to finish any outdoor plans off early because once you see the clouds rolling in… it means that rain is coming. A weak frontal system will slide into the Rockford region by Saturday afternoon. Showers will not be very impressive from this system, but will be enough for you to need the umbrella or rain coat. This will be thanks to the fairly dry air associated with this week disturbance. Rain should be out by the early evening which heads to a dry and warm Saturday night.
Heading into the Sunday, you might notice a few more clouds on Sunday but overall we look to remain dry. Some patchy fog is possible early on. If you plan on running with me in the Trick or Trot 5K at Midway Village, that fog should burn off by the end of the event. Sunday afternoon features high temperatures in the middle 60’s with a mix of sun and clouds.
Rain chances increase overnight Sunday into Monday, as a potent system inches closer. Unlike Saturday’s rain chances, this system pulls in moisture and raises the threat for heavy rain for Monday morning’s commute. Don’t be surprised to hear a few rumbles of thunder through the morning hours. Behind Monday’s cold front, much cooler temperatures build into the Stateline, as highs fall back into the lower 50’s.