While Monday's mercury reached 55 degrees by noon, Tuesday night's low is forecast at just 10 degrees.
Partly cloudy skies Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to limit temperatures to the low to middle 20s as highs before moving into the upper 20s on Thursday. The warmer weather, however, also brings the chance of snow Thursday afternoon with an accumulation of about an inch.
Snow possibilities continue through Thursday night, with another two inches possible, before turning into a mix of snow and rain on Friday as temperatures climb to 37 degrees, fueled by south/southeast winds 10 to 15 miles per hour that will push the windchill into the teens.
Fog figures prominently into the weekend forecast, with a 60 percent chance of snow to start next week, possibly with accumulations up to three inches.
Today is Tuesday, March 11, the 70th day of 2014. There are 295 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Much damage is being done by hogs that are running at large about town. The marshal will take them up and sell them if their owners do not contain them. 1889 -- 125 years ago: George Newberry, Daniel Strecker, Al Webb and James Dixon returned from a voyage down the Mississippi River as far as Memphis, Tenn., on a flat. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Augustana College was put out of the running for the state collegiate basketball title when defeated by Millikin. The Viking lineup included Sten, Samuelson and Swanbeck, forwards, and Holtgren, Johnson and Berg, guards. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The coronation of Pope Pius XII and preliminary ceremonies were broadcast by WHBF on the Mutual Radio Network. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Reactivation of a portion of the J.I. Case Co, plant in Rock Island as a supplier for component parts for the firm's manufacturing centers at Racine, Wis., or Burlington, Iowa, is under consideration. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Downtown Moline business owners will have a chance to help shape the city's future through a survey being done by the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission.