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 Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.