It was a slick and soggy Monday across the Stateline, and record breaking rain was recorded in Rockford. 1.01" fell Monday breaking the old record of .85" set in 1935. Overall it has been a very soggy January, with 1.39" of rain falling so far. The average for the month to date is .76" bringing the area to .63" in surplus.
Where's the snow?! Not only has it been soggy with rain, we've seen somewhat of a snow drought this month. Yesterday we picked up a trace of snow, likely at the onset of precipitation in the morning. To date this year we've only had .2" of snow! The average? 5.4", that brings the deficit
to 5.2' below average.
Looking forward this week, we still have a nice warm up on tap with highs making it into the 40's and 50's are in reach. By the end of the week we bring in small rain chances, though it looks more likely on Monday.