A good Monday morning to all. You’re waking up to 50 degrees — and we could see near-record high temperatures today.
For now, however, the region is under a dense fog advisory until 8 a.m. Visibilities range from one-quarter of a mile to zero, so be careful and slow down.
We’ll see areas of drizzle between 8 a.m. and noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Foggy conditions will gradually improve by noon.
Skies will be cloudy and breezy with a high near 67 degrees. The record for Dec. 3 is 69 degrees set in 1970. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
David Cousins, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, Davenport, says the unseasonably warm weather “does continue through the middle of the week, and then the latter half of the week will be down to normal temperatures again for this time of the year.”
The high Sunday was 59 degrees at the Quad-City International Airport in Moline, but that’s not a record for Dec. 2: That was set at 65 degrees in 1982.
Tonight brings a 30 percent chance of showers before midnight and a low around 39 degrees.