First Warning Forecast: Falling temperatures, rain, wind and possible snow

Highs will be in the upper 30s.

Skies should clear Saturday by midnight, but temperatures will continue to fall and make for a chilly start to the Rock "n" Roll Half Marathon on Sunday morning. The current record low for the Quad Cities for April 8th is 20, so there's a good chance we could set a new record! Winds are fairly calm this morning and skies are mostly cloudy. Look for a few showers this afternoon, with a few spots of light snow tonight. This evening rain showers will become fairly heavy and could turn into thunderstorms. Saturday will see cool temperatures, with morning highs in the 60s and will drop throughout the day into the 50s by the afternoon. Winds could gust to 40 or 50 miles per hour. Temperatures will struggle to get out of the middle 30's with our high for today reaching about 37 degrees. Winds will be strong with the storm. The cold air pulled into the area by this storm will persist through the weekend with highs in the 30s and lows in the 20s. Models have been hinting at a wave of low pressure moving through the Great Lakes region and bringing rain showers to the area.

Rain returns Tuesday, with a series of weaker storms bringing showers through at least Thursday, according to the weather service's extended forecast.

In the Weather Center at NewsChannel 21, I'm Michaela Beechem.

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