As of 1pm temperatures across the Stateline are in the upper 50s/lower 60s in most areas. Expect temperatures to rise a little bit more Wednesday afternoon with the rain moving out and the skies starting to clear up before falling into the lower 50s Thursday morning.

Early Wednesday afternoon we are still tracking widespread showers a little west of I39 and eastward. There were a few storms producing some lightning earlier in the day but at this point that has subsided. However, there are still areas seeing heavier rain, and in those places, visibility is being reduced so continue to travel safely. Some sunshine is back in the forecast for Thursday.

A few isolated showers will continue for some, but the widespread rain will end by 2-3pm Wednesday. So far, the Chicago Rockford International Airport is checking in with 0.31” of rainfall.

Any severe weather should stay well south/southwest of the area where the Storm Prediction Center has areas placed under a marginal and a slight risk. 

Winds are between 5-15mph Wednesday afternoon and will remain light overnight. Thursday wind gusts will approach 20-25mph, so it will be windier tomorrow than it has been the last few days.

Thursday we will see temperatures rise near normal before they fall down a few degrees Friday. We are still looking at a warmer weekend with temperatures in the upper 70s/lower 80s. Next week we will be back to a hot pattern with temperatures near 90/in the 90s by Tuesday.