After the 11th coldest March on record in Rockford it appears that things may be changing - and for the better!
The weather pattern after the weekend may get a little more active as the overall jetstream pattern begins to shift to a warmer, and possibly wet, scenario. We've discussed how the negative phase of both the AO (Arctic Oscillation) and NAO (North Atlantic Oscillation) have impacts on the weather in the Great Lakes by pulling down colder air from the north, but current forecasts suggest a change from the negative phase to more of a positive phase will begin sometime during the second or even third week of the month. Each red line on the graph indicates a different forecast model for both of the AO and NAO. And while the spread among the lines grows greater towards the second week of April, all models indicate that a possible warming trend isn't that far away!