The next few days' forecast for the Quad-Cities will offer something for everyone.
Following scattered rain Tuesday night, temperatures will struggle Wednesday to reach 52 degrees amid clear skies and west/northwest winds of 5 to 15 miles per hour. Wednesday night's low is expected to be around 39 degrees.
A partly cloudy Thursday should see temperatures move back into the mid-60s for a high before dropping to 30 degrees Thursday night. Friday's high is expected to reach 57 before thunderstorm chances arrive late Friday night with up to half an inch of rain possible in some locations.
Thunderstorm chances persist Saturday, with highs climbing into the mid-70s, followed by more rain possibilities Saturday night. Partly cloudy skies are then expected the next few days before rain chances return midweek.
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.