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 Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.