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 Sunday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2013. There are 23 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: For the whole of last week we have been favored with the most delightful Indian summer weather, and mercury ranging from 40 to 65 above zero. The river is entirely clear of ice and looks as mild and soft as summer. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Albert Johnson was appointed a deputy in the circuit clerk's office. 1913 -- 100 years ago: 800 or more tons of earth in six landslides covered 38th Street for a distance of 200 feet near 7th Avenue and destroyed much property. 1938 -- 75 years ago: One of the 350-foot towers, which with a new transmitter will increase the power of WHBF to 1,000 watts day and night, has been completed on a 20-acre tract at 23rd Avenue and 51st Street, Moline. 1963 -- 50 years ago: In cooperation with The Associated Press, The Argus presents to its readers a complete, beginning-to-end account of one of the most tragic and dreadful chapters in American history, the assassination of President Kennedy, available in book form, and now in preparation. The book is entitled "The Torch is Passed." 1988 -- 25 years ago: Deere & Co. stockholders received good news of a boost in their quarterly dividends from 20 to 30 cents per share of common stock. The dividend, made to stockholders of record on Dec. 30, will be payable on Feb. 1, 1989.