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Weekly Forecast

The start to the weekend will be mostly cloudy, breezy and mild with scattered showers and thunderstorms; high temperatures will be in the middle 50s by early evening. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, breezy and mild with scattered showers and thunderstorms; low temperatures will be in the lower 40s by morning. A few thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and evening may become severe with hail, high winds, and locally heavy rainfall.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy, windy, and colder with showers ending. High temperatures will be in the upper 40s, although temperatures should remain nearly steady in the 40s throughout the day.

Near-normal temperatures are expected for the rest of next week and into the start of the following week. Skies will become mostly sunny on Monday, and it will be a little milder with high temperatures in the middle 50s. Tuesday will be partly sunny with high temperatures in the middle 50s as well. Skies will be variably cloudy on Wednesday with a slight chance of showers; high temperatures will be in the middle 50s. Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers; high temperatures will be in the lower 50s. Friday will be partly sunny, also with high temperatures in the lower 50s.

For next weekend, Saturday will be partly sunny with high temperatures in the lower 50s. Sunday will bring mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers; a thunderstorm is possible. High temperatures will be in the lower 50s.

Monday will be variably cloudy with a chance of showers; high temperatures will remain in the lower 50s.

TODAY:

Mostly cloudy, breezy and mild with scattered showers and thunderstorms; a few thunderstorms may become severe with hail, high winds, and locally heavy rainfall.

High: 54

Wind: E/SE 10-20 MPH

TONIGHT:

Mostly cloudy, breezy and mild with scattered showers and thunderstorms; a few thunderstorms may be severe in the evening with locally heavy rainfall.

Low: 43

Wind: SE to SW 10-20 MPH

SUNDAY:

Mostly cloudy, windy and colder with showers ending.

High: 47; nearly steady temperatures in the 40s through the day

Wind: W/NW 15-30 MPH with gusts to 40 MPH

SUNDAY NIGHT:

Partly cloudy and colder.

Low: 36

Wind: W/NW 8-15 MPH

MONDAY:

Becoming mostly sunny and a little milder.

High: 53

Wind: N/NW 8-15 MPH

TUESDAY:

Partly sunny and mild.

Low: 34

High: 54

WEDNESDAY:

Variable cloudiness with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

Low: 35

High: 54

THURSDAY:

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers.

Low: 35

High: 51

FRIDAY:

Partly sunny and pleasant.

Low: 34

High: 53

SATURDAY:

Partly sunny and continued pleasant.

Low: 34

High: 53

SUNDAY:

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers; a thunderstorm is possible.

Low: 40

High: 53

MONDAY:

Variable cloudiness with a chance of showers.

Low: 34

High: 53

TUESDAY:

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Low: 38

High: 55

NOTES:

Storm Prediction Center severe weather outlook for Saturday/Saturday night: MODERATE RISK of severe thunderstorms for much of west-central, northwestern, and north-central Illinois; ENHANCED RISK for central and southeastern Iowa and the rest of the northwestern two-thirds of Illinois; SLIGHT RISK for the rest of the southeastern half of Iowa, the rest of Illinois, and the southern quarter of Wisconsin (south of a Prairie du Chien to Portage to Milwaukee line); MARGINAL RISK for extreme southeastern Minnesota, the rest of the eastern two-thirds of Iowa, and the rest of the southern half of Wisconsin (south of a Rochester, MN to Stevens Point to Manitowoc line). Threats: hail (very large hail of golf ball or larger size is possible in extreme southeastern Iowa and much of the northern half of Illinois), high winds, heavy rainfall, and tornadoes (mainly in eastern Iowa and northern Illinois where a few strong, long-track tornadoes of EF-2 strength or greater are possible). Timing: Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening/early overnight. Coverage: scattered severe thunderstorms. Confidence: medium/high.

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