It sure was nice to see some sunshine return to the Quad Cities after an extended break. Our skies are also remaining dry and that trend will continue into the evening hours with partly cloudy skies. A stray isolated shower or thunderstorm can’t be ruled out well after midnight as temperatures remain in the middle 60s.
Better coverage of showers and thunderstorms will be found Wednesday morning and again in the afternoon. Some heavy downpours are likely, but severe weather looks to be quite limited. With all of the clouds and rain around temperatures will be cooler with readings only in the upper 60s to lower 70s.
Rain chances conclude by late Wednesday night and that will pave the way for a dry Thursday as temperatures start to rise back to around 80.
Friday into the upcoming weekend still looks very unsettled with clusters of showers and storms moving through the region. There is some risk for severe weather on Friday depending on the timing of these storm clusters. If they can arrive during the peak heating of the day, or afternoon and evening, the risk for damaging winds and hail will be present. Heavy rainfall will also be likely.
More showers and storms are expected Saturday and Sunday at times, but this will not be an all day rain. Temperatures will continue to rise and so will the humidity making it feel quite uncomfortable for outdoor activities.
This active pattern sticks around well into next week as well and could send rivers back on the rise after this weekend.
Meteorologist Andrew Stutzke