Unseasonably warm and beautiful day today! A 20 percent chance of showers after 4pm, but our biggest chance for rain comes tonight into tomorrow. Otherwise Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Make sure you hold onto your hats though! Breezy, with winds out of the Southwest at 10 to 20 mph, gusting as high as 30 mph to help usher in that nice warm weather we are seeing today.
As a low slowly works in from our West, Southwest the warm front, that is currently to our North, will retreat this evening back to our south. It is along this boundary we will see our showers develop and moving into the Rockford area around 6 pm. Heavier showers and a chance of thunder are possible between 10pm and 4am, with mainly stratus rain through early Saturday morning. Low tonight of 44. Winds will be out of the East, Northeast as they wrap into the Low to our West, Southwest at 5 to 10 mph, gusting as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.