Weather Update for Friday, February 16, 2018

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National Weather Service

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Friday will just be seasonably cold with breezy northwest winds in the morning. Otherwise with high pressure coming in, expect clearing skies and weakening winds. Highs will top out below the freezing mark. A brief period of snow is expected Saturday afternoon north of I-80. The highest forecast snow totals will be up to an inch near Rockford, IL. Mainly rain is expected south of I-80. The main forecast challenge then turns to Sunday night through Tuesday. An extended period of rain showers is expected and a few embedded thunderstorms are also possible. Rainfall amounts around 1-2 inches are possible early next week.
Enjoy the sun cupcake….and the seasonable cold…and the wind…..oh heck just enjoy.
Now get this Susie Q, temperatures are going to gradually climb over the weekend. On Monday it is very likely that we will see temperatures in the lower 60s. What do you think of that?  Sunday should be a very nice day for outside activities with sun and above average temps.
Friday
A chance of flurries before 7am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a temperature falling to around 27 by 5pm. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 15. West wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.
Saturday
A chance of snow before 2pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 2pm and 4pm, then a chance of snow after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of rain after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Washington’s Birthday
Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 57.
Monday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 43.
Tuesday
Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 48.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Wednesday
A slight chance of rain and snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 34.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.
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