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 Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.