A gradual warming trend is expected to begin today after what felt like an early blast of winter late Sunday and all day Monday.

High temperatures ranged up to 60 degrees on Sunday, before plunging Sunday night into the low 30s throughout Monday. Monday night lows were about 20 degrees.

“We’ll have gradual warming over the next few days,” said Tom Philip, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Davenport.

Today’s high temperature is to be in the 40s, with highs in the 50-degree range Wednesday through Friday.

“Overnight lows will be on the low side,” Philip said of today and Wednesday. Those lows will improve for Thursday and Friday, he added.

Average temperatures for Thanksgiving week are highs in the mid-40s and lows in the mid-20s, Philip said. The early forecast for the holiday is for above-normal temperatures, and a normal chance of precipitation.

Official rainfall amounts on Sunday totaled .71 of an inch in Davenport, and .65 of an inch in Moline, Philip said.

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