I know I know...it's only Monday but it's hard not to start thinking about the weekend again. There are off and on chances for rain to start the week, and it looks like we will end the week the same way.
The pesky upper level low that will keep cooler temperatures and scattered rain chances to start the week will finally be departing by midweek. An upper ridge develops west allowing heat to build and it tries to move east over the Great Lakes by Thursday. Our temperatures will warm into the low to mid 70's Thursday as a warm front approaches this will bring scattered chances late Thursday afternoon through Friday. The front stalls nearby and this will keep scattered rain throughout our Friday. Good news is, models are advertising the front to stall in central Illinois. If the front stays there through the weekend, that would keep the Stateline dry both Saturday and Sunday with high temperatures in the low 70's. We will have to keep an eye on the position of the front, if it wobbles more it will bring in a chance for rain on Saturday.
So overall the week is book-ended with rain chances, but the weekend looks great!