Warm-up before an extreme cool down for the weekend, major rain to come
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Wednesday weather was rather sunny and mild, even high’s close to the 50s, but with a cold front set to sweep its way across the stateline we could see a big temperature decline.
High for the day was 47 degrees with a light layer of clouds. The sun was still able to shine through and give people a beautiful Wednesday. It was a bit more on the breezier side though with winds coming in from the south. When winds come up from the south they bring a lot of warmer air which is why we see temperatures warm up a little bit.
Although as it gets cooler into the night and winds pick up speed those winds could also bring some rain with it. The rest of Wednesday will remain cloudy with some wind blowing in some rain for Thursday.
Most of Thursday morning will remain cloudy and warm, however as we get closer to the afternoon that humidity will begin to rise and so will the chances of rain. Some heavy showers will move its way into the stateline. These showers will bring some strong wind gusts along with much cooler temperatures due to a cold front.
Rain will move in around 11 in the morning and keep moving across the region the entire day. We can expect wind gusts get up to 30 mph, but storms should not be produced from this rain as the National Weather Service lets us know. Even though it will be a rainy Thursday maybe take advantage of any spring cleaning you still need to get done.
As the night grows nearer on Thursday and hits midnight, the rain will transition into snow. The snowfall will not produce much of anything at all and will fall apart around four in the morning. If you drive in the morning take your time on the roads as they may be slippery from the ice.
After the snow falls away, the rest of Friday is going to be very clear and with the temperatures still mild. Great day to go for a walk or just take advantage of the beautiful day.
We will see a nose dive in temperatures for Saturday getting back in the 20s.
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