ROCKFORD (WREX) – A rather windy, dry and semi-soft weekend is coming to an end as a more active pattern settles into the Stateline for the start of the work week.
The day ahead and until tomorrow:
Good Sunday! We started the day with mild temperatures, and they will only increase as the day goes on, the high temperatures seem to be between the high 40s and almost 50 degrees! Skies remain sunny and clear throughout the day, making it feel like early spring rather than late February.
The Chicago National Weather Service issued a wind advisory from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday due to the fact that we may see rather windy conditions.
The Stateline will see southwesterly winds of 25 to 30 mph with gusts up to at least 45 mph. This means that these winds could blow around unsecured objects such as tree branches or trash barrels.
Also, because of the wind, make sure you give yourself enough time to travel to and from the destinations, as the wind could make driving difficult.
Sunday night remains balmy with temperatures in the 30s with mostly cloudy skies as the pattern shifts to a more active pattern. The winds remain gusty at times but less forceful compared to the last few days.
A sluggish weather system will bring the possibility of winter mixing at the Stateline for Monday evening into Tuesday.
Temperatures for Monday remain in the 40s and will drop as the day progresses into the 30s. Temperatures continue to drop on Tuesday with highs in the mid 30s and cooling into the teens overnight.
This system is still a few days away, so details like the type or amount of precipitation are uncertain, but we have the potential to see a mix of rain and freezing rain between Monday evening and overnight, then sleet and possibly snow until Tuesday.
Temperatures on the other side of this system appear to remain cold for the rest of the week. Wednesday remains partly sunny with temperatures in the low 20s dropping to teens overnight.
It is also possible to see snow from Thursday to Friday morning, but there are still a few days to be certain of this system.
As always, stay tuned to your 13 Weather Authority for updates throughout the week.