Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Soggy Morning Brings Big Difference in Temperatures

A lot of the rain is winding down for our Tuesday, but not before it dropped a good amount of rain across the Stateline. Initial rain totals coming in show a little under a half an inch of rain in southern Wisconsin, about a half an inch in Rockford and Freeport, and three-quarters of an inch in Rochelle.

There will be some ponding on the roads this morning as we slowly dry up today. Another round of rain will be possible on Wednesday too, as another low pressure develops in the plains and slides east into Iowa early Wednesday. It will lift the boundary that will be positioned in southern Illinois back north later Wednesday afternoon. This will then prompt showers and a few rumbles of thunder for the second half of our Wednesday, which then has the potential to add on another half to three quarters of an inch of rain.

Along with periods of rain over the next couple of days, there will be quite the temperature difference across Illinois and Iowa. North of the front today, northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin remain cooler in the mid and upper 50's and low 60's. However just south of us near the Quad Cities, high temperatures will climb into the 70's. On the southern side of the front in southern Iowa and northern Missouri, high temperatures will climb into the 80's.

Unfortunately there are no 70's or 80's in the forecast as of now, but models are hinting at warmer temperatures by the start of next week.

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