Good afternoon, Quad-Cities. Here is your National Weather Service forecast.
There is a dense fog advisory in effect for the area until 9 p.m. Visibility could be down to a quarter mile or less at times. Otherwise skies will be cloudy with a high near 42 degrees. Calm winds will become east at around 5 mph.
Tonight there is an 80 percent chance of occasional showers and a thunderstorm mainly after midnight. New rainfall amounts could be between a quarter and a half of an inch. Temperatures will rise to around 57 degrees by 3 a.m. Southeast winds will be 10-15 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Tuesday there is a 70 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms then showers and possibly a thunderstorm are likely after noon. New rainfall amounts could be between a quarter and a half of an inch. Skies will be cloudy and southwest winds will become 15-20 mph later becoming 5-10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Tuesday night there is a 60 percent chance of rain before midnight then a chance of snow. New snow accumulation could be less than a half of an inch. Skies will be cloudy with a low of 29 degrees.
EARLIER STORY: Drizzle, fog hamper morning commute
By Rick Rector
Top of the morning to all in the Quad-Cities. You’re waking up to 48 degrees — yep, that’s not a misprint — with drizzle and areas of fog. Some area schools are delaying the start of classes this morning because of the weather.
Here’s the forecast. Look for areas of drizzle before 7 a.m, then a slight chance of showers after 7 a.m. Patchy fog will reduce visibilities in the region throughout the morning commute.
The day will be cloudy with a high near 49 degrees.
Tonight there’s a slight chance of showers then occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 7 p.m. with patchy fog making a return. The National Weather Service says temperatures will rise to around 55 degrees by 4 a.m. with east winds gusting as high as 20 mph.