Thursday, November 10, 2016

Near-Record Highs to Freezing Temperatures

The incredibly mild fall continued Thursday with temperatures peaking in the middle 60's across northern Illinois. In fact, Rockford saw a high of 65°. That is only 5° shy of the record high for November 10th, which is 70°. That record was set back in 2010. If you are a fan of the warmer temperatures, the forecast for the next week may not be ideal. That is because we won't see temperatures eclipse the 60-degree mark. In addition, a few days may feature high temperatures right at 50°. However, as long as we hit 50° Friday and Saturday we won't see any below-average temperatures over the next week. Thus, it won't be unseasonably cool, but compared to what we've experienced thus far this fall, the next week will feel cooler to you. While our daily high temperatures won't be extremely chilly, we will likely see our first freezing temperatures of the season Friday night and Saturday night. Lows each night will fall into the lower 30's and perhaps the upper 20's. That will result in the first freezing event of the fall. And, this year will go down as the year with the latest first freeze ever in Rockford. The previous record was November 7th! So it could be quite a bit worse!

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