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, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States. 1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment. 1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan. 1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war. 1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs. 1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.