First Alert: High temps in the 50s on Saturday and 60s on Sunday

Updated: Mar. 6, 2020 at 10:26 PM CST
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(KFVS) - An upper low to our northeast is sending clouds as well as some chilly northwest winds into our region today, and it will stay breezy and much cooler.

Brian Alworth says morning clouds over southern Illinois should gradually push off to the east by the afternoon, but highs will still be about 10 to 15 degrees cooler than on Thursday. With clear skies and decreasing winds, tonight will be cold but dry and quiet.

Evening temps will be in the 40s, but dropping mainly into the 20s by Saturday morning. Scattered frost is likely as well by daybreak.

Over the weekend, as upper level ridge begins to build, an increasing southerly surface winds and strong sun angle should result in a rapid warming trend.

Highs will be well into the 50s Saturday afternoon and into the 60s on Sunday!

Next week is looking very mild but also quite unsettled with two or three weather systems moving through a fast jet stream flow from west to east. The first system looks to bring rain on Monday. Another system looks to move through about Wednesday, with more rain possible Friday and again Saturday.

Currently, the severe weather threat looks relatively low, but this will have to be monitored. A greater threat may be excessive rainfall, as most of the region continues to be very wet with well above average precip since the first of the year.

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