ROCKFORD (WREX) – The summer heat continues on Sunday as the chances of scattered activity return with a stormy Monday expected.
Warm with rain:
After a hot Saturday, Sunday should keep the lower 80s for another day with possible rain.
Sunday morning sees an increased chance of rain with scattered showers and thunderstorms that could move before lunchtime. As the afternoon approaches, conditions will likely remain dry with only a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday evening.
Temperatures on Sunday will return to the lower 80s with windy conditions. Winds could blow up to 25 miles per hour with partly sunny skies.
With early showers and a dry end to the weekend, Monday brings a high chance of showers and thunderstorms. There is even a potential for severe weather for the start of the work week.
After some rain can move in early Sunday, Monday brings the next best chance of thunderstorms, some can be severe.
With a cold front moving into Monday, not only will it drop temperatures into the 70s, but it will also bring the potential for severe weather.
The Storm Prediction Center released an outlook with parts of the Stateline under a 2 out of 5 threat level.
Stormy weather can reach us during the morning hours before lunch on Monday. At first, the biggest threats seem to be strong winds and hail. These severe weather forecasts will likely be updated throughout Sunday as we get closer to the work week.
With a break from the rain on Tuesday, the middle of the week can bring another round of showers and thunderstorms. Any rain coming in the near future appears to be helping to cool temperatures, with Friday only reaching the upper 60s for the long-awaited return of autumn weather.