High pressure settles in this afternoon and keeps the sunshine around. Temperatures will warm into the upper 50's and low 60's with southeast winds at 5-10 mph. We will have sunshine to start the day on Saturday and temperatures will warm into the low 60's. The cloud cover will then increase through the afternoon as a low pressure system gets closer to us.
If you are heading out to the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Rockford we will have nice weather for that as well. It begins at 3pm on Saturday, the parade route begins near 7th Street and 4th Avenue and end on State Street at Memorial Hall.
Scattered showers will then move in through the late afternoon Saturday and into the evening. We will then see more coverage in the rain on Sunday afternoon but temperatures will still warm to 60°.
This rain is associated with the low that is currently in southern Texas and is bringing historic flooding to the deep south. The low will weaken as it lifts north and brings the rain shield into central portions of the State. Rain will continue to lift northward and arrives in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin Saturday night and Sunday.