We're not even halfway through the month of November, and snow has already fallen on six separate occasions in the Stateline, four times measurably! To put that in context, a typical November sees just two days with measurable snow the entire month!
Snow has been falling lightly over much of the Stateline for several hours this evening, and is likely to continue through approximately midnight, before quickly exiting to the southeast overnight. While accumulations are to be far from significant, up to an inch in a worst case scenario, there could be just enough fresh snow to create some slick spots on our roads over the next several hours. With that in mind, caution is urged for those with travel plans between now and approximated 2:00am Thursday.
It's a continuation of a remarkably snowy start to the cold season. Not including the current snowfall, the 8.0" of snow already in the books in Rockford is a staggering 7.8" above the seasonal normal to date, and almost a quarter of the way toward our normal seasonal snowfall of just over 36".
The good news is that once tonight's snow draws to an end, a quiet pattern is to dominate for the next week, if not longer. Our only precipitation chance of any consequence in the coming week is to come Sunday, and it's likely to come as a mixture of light rain or snow, with no accumulation expected.