Mother Nature swaps the heat for cooler midweek weather
ROCKFORD (WREX) – If you’re up for the pumpkin spice and all the good, this week may be for you after several hot days.
Is summer loosening its grip? :
As the sun rises above the horizon on Sunday, temperatures begin to rise. Sunday noon, temperatures will be in the mid-80s. By the end of the day, the high temperatures to end another gorgeous weekend in the Stateline are approaching 90 °. For those counting at home, 2021 has so far produced 32 days at or above 90 °.
Mother Nature has been slow to give us cool weather lately, but she promises more typical conditions by the middle of the week. The high temperatures Wednesday might not come out of the 60s. It’s just in time, as the astronomical drop begins on Wednesday. The low temperatures could be even more impressive.
Temperatures Wednesday night fall into the 1940s. It is not entirely impossible that a few very localized areas could briefly drop into their thirties. Don’t worry about freezing. If a place hits the 1930s, it probably won’t be low enough or durable enough to cause crop damage.
Cooler weather comes with the risk of rain:
The risk of rain increases gradually during the night from Sunday to Monday morning. Expect patchy showers dot the radar when you send the kids to the bus stop, so make sure they have rain gear on hand. Monday doesn’t look like a wash, but be prepared for random showers for much of Monday morning and afternoon.
Better chances of rain and thunderstorms set in overnight Monday through Tuesday. A strong cold front offers the best chance of heavy and widespread rains. The current thinking on the forecast keeps the serious threat to a minimum, but of course keep a close eye on that in the days to come. A better idea of the potential impacts should be done by Sunday and Monday.