Between the bright sunshine, temperatures right about the freezing mark and much less wind than the past few days, Saturday was just about ideal for sledding or skiing on the freshly fallen snow from this week’s blizzard. And today should be more of the same around the Quad-City area.

The forecast from the National Weather Service calls for mostly sunny skies today, a high near 28 degrees and light 5-mph winds from the northeast. There is a 20 percent chance of snow after midnight and a low of 18 degrees, with winds remaining from the northeast at 5-10 mph.

Christmas Eve brings a chance of snow in the morning and then a chance of flurries under mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 26. The chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Skies will stay mostly cloudy Monday night, with a low of 13 degrees.

Christmas Day should dawn partly sunny, with temperatures continuing to trend colder and a high of 22. The low Tuesday night is predicted to be 11 degrees under mostly cloudy skies.

For Wednesday, shoppers making returns and seeking bargains should find more overcast conditions, with a high just below 20 degrees.

A chance of snow returns to the forecast Friday, Friday night and Saturday.

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