This week is forecast to start out rainy, with a chance of rain and snow for the weekend in northeast Missouri and western Illinois.

National Weather Service forecasters call for a 100 percent chance of rain Monday through Tuesday, with an 80 percent chance of showers and possibility a thunderstorm Tuesday night. A slight chance of rain is the outlook for Wednesday.

We get a break Wednesday night through Friday, with mostly clear skies and sunshine predicted.

A slight chance of rain returns Friday night and continues through Sunday, with a rain-snow mixture also a possibility. The best chance of precip for the area is Saturday.

Highs temperatures for the week begin in the mid 50s Monday, rising to the mid 60s Tuesday, then falling from the mid 50s Wednesday to the low 40s by Sunday.

Lows start around 50 Monday night, falling through the 40s into the 30s Tuesday through Friday, settling in the mid 20s Saturday night.