UPDATE: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 12:32 p.m.
It’s already 45° at noon in the Quad Cities. Let’s go for 50° for the high.
ORIGINAL POST: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 7:43 a.m.
The snow melt that started Friday and continued into Saturday will really be noticed today.
After a beautiful sunrise today with lows in the 20s and a re-freeze of yesterday’s melt, highs today will soar above the 40-degree mark.
While clouds will be on the increase today, Dubuque and Galena, in our northern hometowns should at least hit 40°, while 45° is not out of the question in the Quad Cities and along Interstate 80. Southern hometowns, around Macomb, Keokuk, and Burlington could reach the upper-40s to near 50°!
A weak disturbance may bring some light rain, light snow, or a wintry mix of rain, sleet, snow, or freezing rain late tonight, especially north. This might not even make it to the Quad Cities.
However, there is some light snow in the forecast Monday night and Tuesday.
As that disturbance and cold front passes by, we could see around an inch of snow. While that is not a big deal, it will bring a lot of wind and blowing snow and colder temperatures.
Wednesday’s high may only reach the teens.
After a brief warm-up Thursday to around 30°, it looks like we head back into the deep freeze for a few days Friday and for next weekend with highs in the teens and 20s and lows in the single digits.
As it looks right now, no major winter storms are in the forecast.
Enjoy today’s slushy warm-up!