Rockford, Illinois

Hello and happy Thanksgiving everyone! We have a forecast for northern Illinois on this day where we all want to get together with our family, reminding us that the weather never stops.

At 1054AM, CT, Rockford was reporting a temperature of 57 degrees with a brisk southerly flow. An area of low pressure over northern Minnesota was threatening to bring a wintry wake up call to the northern tier of states, but in the short term, southerly flow is making things unseasonably warm for the holiday.
The pressure trough that one would typically identify with a cold front is outpacing the change in air mass. What does this mean? The rain and change of wind will come after midnight tonight, with the first wave of cold air coming after most of the rain as pushed east of town, arriving early tomorrow morning. There could be a stray snow flake at the back end of the precipitation, but for the most part, tomorrow will be a chilly but dry day. High pressure will build again on Saturday, but with colder temperatures than Rockford has seen this week.
Tomorrow – Early morning rain/snow mix, then clearing and chilly. High 44, Low 28 (non standard high)
Saturday – Sunny, cold, High 34, Low 18

TWC: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy / Wind High 42, Low 24
Saturday – Mostly Sunny High 35, Low 20

AW: Tomorrow – Breezy and much colder with more clouds than sun High 41, Low 23
Saturday – Mostly sunny and cold High 34, Low 20

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny High 40, Low 24
Saturday – Sunny, High 34, Low 20

WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny. Blustery. Much colder High 39, Low 24
Saturday – Mostly sunny High 33, Low 20

Looks like I am the only one who suspects precipitation could linger into Rockford through tomorrow morning. I guess we will see, huh?

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