Sunday, March 20, 2016

Why Not A Little Snow to Kick off Spring...

In Rockford, March averages 4.8 inches of snow.  And it's not unheard of to get one, or two, bigger snowstorms during the month of March.

Following Tuesday's high close to 60 degrees, a strong low pressure system will move through the Midwest beginning Wednesday.  Ahead of the low, winds turn southerly giving temperatures a nice spring-like boost.  However, a stationary front will settle very close to the state line Wednesday and Wednesday night.  Strong easterly winds north of the front will keep temperatures in the 30's and 40's.  South of the front highs will warm into the 50's and 60's.  Temperatures for the area depend highly on where exactly low pressure will track.  And if the low tracks to the south Wednesday night and Thursday, Thursday will be a very raw day with possibly accumulating snowfall by Thursday evening.

Right now, the current storm track would take the low very close to Northern Illinois giving most of the area rain, with a mix in southern Wisconsin and accumulating snowfall north of a Madison to Milwaukee line.  If, however, that track shifts southward like the European forecast model is suggesting then accumulating snowfall would occur very close to the Stateline.

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