When I punched the Rockford forecast into the verification program, I was struck by something unusual. My forecast in Rockford was exactly the same as what happened in Columbia for the two days I verified a couple days ago. Strange. As it turns out, the weather in Rockford ended up being much warmer than anyone had predicted, climbing into the 80s yesterday. They did even get a brief spot of rain on Thursday morning, just after midnight. It was the tiniest little cell, but it 1 hundredth of an inch of rain. Accuweather had the top forecast.
Actuals: Wednesday – High 79, Low 49
Thursday .01 inches of rain, High 82, Low 54