Mild temperatures in the low-to-mid-60s are forecast this weekend. However, we'll have to pay a price for the warmth. Rain is likely Saturday and Sunday with thunderstorms Saturday night and Sunday.
Rainfall amounts of one-half to one inch are expected with this storm. There could isolated higher totals where the stronger thunderstorms develop.
For the year, our precipitation total is at 37.31". The annual average in the Quad Cities is 37.96", which means we're only 0.65" away from where we should be for the entire year and we still have 1.5 months to go in 2013!
While thunder is possible, severe storms are not expected across the Mississippi and Illinois Valleys. That should occur in downstate Illinois and to the east.
CBS4 Meteorologist Anthony Peoples