Good morning everyone. Warm temperatures are moving out of our forecast for this Wednesday as northwest winds set the stage for much of the day. A high pressure system to our west will begin to move southeast today allowing the sun to stick around. With that, a northwest wind will be in place for much of today keeping our temperatures cooler than yesterday. Temperatures will struggle to reach the mid 50s, however with the abundance of sunshine in place today, temperatures should hit that mark. Winds will then shift towards the west this evening and eventually towards the southwest overnight, where Thursday we can expect those winds to pull in warmer air.
Today our temperatures will start on the cool side and eventually reach our mid 50 mark. Highs today struggling to reach 56 by this afternoon across the Sauk Valley, and tonight our temperatures will drop to our lower 30s. Last year today our highs were 55 degrees and our lows were 26 degrees at the Rock Falls airport. Luckily our temperatures won't fall below 30, but we could see it near freezing before the winds shift towards the southwest.
Thursday we line up with a windy day with gusts up to 30MPH in areas across the two counties. Highs will be boosted towards the mid 60s due to the abundance of sunshine and warm winds. Unfortunately though this won't stick around for long as temperatures dip back into the lower 50s Friday thanks to northerly winds.
Overall the weekend looks dry, but our temperatures look to stay cool and under 60 degrees for the most part.
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