ROCKFORD (WREX) — Patchy areas of dense fog are possible early, but the sunshine returns later in the day. Enjoy the dry weather because Monday could bring a dousing of heavy rainfall.
Temperatures are forecast to fall quickly by early Sunday morning and this is likely to lead to patchy areas of dense fog. Remember your dense fog driving tips: low beams on, extra space between yourself and other vehicles, and give yourself an extra five to ten minutes to get to your destination safely. Patchy dense fog is likely to remain in place through the late morning hours.
Following the foggy start, a mix of sun and clouds take over for the second half of the weekend. The sunshine allows for highs to climb into the lower 60’s. If the sun stays can dominate our sky, we may even see highs climb into the middle 60’s like we did on Saturday.
A southeasterly breeze of between five and ten miles per hour through the afternoon pulls in increasing moisture in the mid- and upper-levels. You’ll likely notice cloud cover, specifically the thin and wispy cirrus clouds, on the increase through the day. This is a sign of big changes that move our way for the start of a new work week.
Skies become cloudy overnight and by the time you wake up Monday morning, scattered showers are likely to have developed. In fact, much of the day Monday could be wet at times. The morning commute looks sloppy at best, with pockets of heavy rain and even a few rumbles of thunder possible. As much as 1″ is possible, with some spots seeing locally more. Monday is the last day of 60°+ temperatures. Following the cold frontal passage responsible for the early week rain, temperatures drop into the lower 50’s Tuesday afternoon.
Highs through much of next week remain below average.