Wednesday, October 19, 2016

From Summer to Freezing?

Earlier in the week we hit 84° in Rockford. Many areas hit the 85-86° range! While a record was not broken regarding high temperatures, those numbers were over 20° above average. A cold front swung through the region early Tuesday morning, which kept our temperatures in the middle 70's Tuesday afternoon. That is still about 15° above average for this time of year. On Wednesday we saw plenty of cloud cover and even some showers, but our temperatures still reached 70°! Temperatures may not hit values this high for quite some time as we head towards November.
High temperatures Thursday and Friday will likely be confined to the 50's. That means we will finally see a pair of days with below-average temperatures here in the Stateline area. Overnight lows Thursday night and Friday night will also be much lower than what we have been treated to lately. FutureCast suggests temperatures Friday morning could be in the middle and even lower 30's. That will likely result in a Frost Advisory for the entire region. It wouldn't be a complete surprise to see a Freeze Watch or Freeze Warning if models continue to advertise overnight lows in the 30-32° range in spots.

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