Rockford, Illinois

Its nice here in the Twin Cities, and I have no reason to suspect it’s not just as pleasant to the southeast, in Rockford.

At 1154AM, CT, Rockford was reporting a temperature of 62 degrees with sunny skies. High pressure had built into the western Great Lakes, and a ridge emerging from the Rockies only sought to reinforce the unseasonably warm weather.
Along the jet ridge, a deep, spring like area of low pressure will move north into Canada. It likely won’t mean much of a climactic shift for Rockford, but as the low in Canada churns, it will attempt to draw moisture north from the Gulf of Mexico. This may mean a few clouds for Rockford on Thursday evening.
Tomorrow – Warm and mostly sunny, High 75, Low 49
Thursday – Increasing clouds late, High 76, Low 58

TWC: Tomorrow – Sunshine. Near record high temperatures. High 74, Low 48
Thursday – Partly cloudy with a stray thunderstorm High 69, Low 60

AW: Tomorrow – Breezy and very warm with times of clouds and sun High 78, Low 49
Thursday – Clouds giving way to some sun with a shower or thunderstorm around; very warm High 77, Low 57

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny (showers after 7) High 77, Low 50
Thursday – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, High 76, Low 58

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. Near record breaking warmth likely (storms after 7pm) High 77, Low 51
Thursday – Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms High 75, Low 59

I usually don’t like to question people’s forecast before the weather even happens, but I seriously wonder who was asleep at the switch, forecasting a high of 69 on Wednesday. Satellite shows nary a concern.

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