Top of the morning to all in the Quad-Cities. You’re waking up to 19 degrees — 8 degrees with the windchill — and fair skies. Students return to school today after a break for the holidays, here’s what they can expect.

The National Weather Service is calling for sunny skies with a high near 41 degrees. But it also will be breezy with a south wind producing gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 25 degrees.

That’s all, folks.


Quad-Cities is in for a warm (for winter) week

By Linda Cook

EARLIER REPORT: Expect the ice that’s been a bother to Quad-Citians to vanish later this week ... and maybe sooner.

Andy Ervin, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, Davenport, said the high Sunday was 29, and the low was 16.

“Monday will begin a warming trend, and maybe we’ll have some rain later in the week,” Ervin said. “Every day this week, we’ll be above freezing. “We’re going to reset the calendar back to November.”

A large storm system is moving slowly from the southwest United States toward the Quad-Cities, Ervin said. “Right now, it’s vacationing in Los Angeles,” he said. “It’s destined to move toward us as we approach Thursday.” Southwest winds from the system are drawing in warm air, he said.

Today, highs will be in the upper 30s to lower 40s. On Tuesday, once again, expect a mild day, with highs near 40.

Highs on Wednesday and Thursday should be in the lower 40s, and in the upper 40s by Friday, Ervin said.

“There won’t be any trace of snow left on the ground after that,” Ervin said, adding there’s a possibility for “a pretty good rainfall event on Thursday as the storm system moves toward us.”

“We’re not pushing any records, but it’s certainly another mild week for the middle of the winter.”

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