The Quad-Cities is expected to have an unseasonably warm Saturday and then see a 20-degree drop on Sunday, with six to 10 hours of rain.
National Weather Service Quad Cities is predicting a high of about 70 degrees Saturday - about 20 degrees above normal. Saturday night's low is expected to be about 56 degrees.
On Sunday, expect "a good, old-fashioned late autumn cold front" to hit mid- to late day, NWS meteorologist Bill Nichols said, adding that temperatures will drop from a high of 61 to about 41 degrees in three to six hours.
"We could see six to 10 hours of rain, maybe some embedded thunder, and the rain will be moderate to heavy at times," Mr. Nichols said.
Total rainfall is expected to be three-fourths to 1.5 inches. Mr. Nichols said if there is snow, it will likely only be a few flakes.
Winds are expected to be 15 to 25 mph, and thelow about 31 degrees.
He said when Sunday's rainfall is combined with the rain the area has received over the past six weeks, there will be enough soil moisture to get through the winter.
According to the NWS, there is a slight chance for rain or snow Monday, with a high of 37 degrees and low of 24 degrees.
Today is Friday, April 25, the 115th day of 2014. There are 250 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.
1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.
1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.
1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.
1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.