Upcoming Week: Cooler, but Generally More Stable

By: METEOROLOGIST MARK HENDERSON
By: METEOROLOGIST MARK HENDERSON

Sunshine hasn't been out for more than a few hours at a time the past few days, but that's a trend that's likely to slowly reverse over the next few days.

We'll start off the day Tuesday with sun, but cloud over in the afternoon, as an upper level low pivots closer to Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. There's cold enough air aloft that we could see a few isolated showers and t-storms develop in the late afternoon hours, generally after approximately 3:00 PM. It's not inconceivable that few of these could produce some pea size hail! Overall, rain chances are limited to about 30%. Temperature-wise, we're looking at upper 60s in most spots, though a local 70° is possible in areas that stay rain-free throughout. Severe weather is NOT anticipated Tuesday.

Cooler temperatures are expected on Wednesday, but sunshine should be in no short supply! With the upper level slow still within shouting distance, we can't completely shut the door on afternoon clouds and sprinkles, though the chances fall to less than 20%, and would generally favor areas North and East of Rockford.

Mostly sunny skies continue to dominate Thursday and Friday, with highs within a few degrees of 70° on either side! We'll welcome a slight shower chance on Saturday, but early indications for Mother's Day suggest a real winner! Mostly sunny and 70°!


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