The below normal trend just won't stop. Saturday was the 19th consecutive day with below normal high temperatures officially at the Chicago Rockford International Airport. This trend will continue well into next week as well.
The 23 Storm Team all week long has been tracking the next round of cold that will make its way into the region just in time for Veteran's Day on Monday. This will come with a big cold front that won't just bring the Arctic air, but some snow as well.
Sunday will be dry for the entirety of the daytime. However skies will be on the overcast side. High temperatures will be in the upper 30's to near 40, marking another below normal day here in the Stateline. The snow will move into the region late Sunday evening, after 9-10 p.m. and continue through the early hours of Veteran's Day on Monday.
The forecast models have varied in snowfall potential and are very slowly coming into agreement. Our forecast calls for the bigger snowfall potential will be along the I-88 corridor and east into Chicagoland. The current snowfall potential forecast for the region calls for most places to see between 1.5 and 3 inches of snow. Places well north and west of Rockford may see little if any snow fall at all. It all depends on where this system sets up.
Looking at the graphics below, most places will see anywhere from a trace of snow, up to an inch. At MOST, areas in Lee and DeKalb counties near I-88 have the potential for maybe upwards of 3-3.5 inches.
Some snow could stick to the roads, as the temperatures of the roads are gradually getting colder. Still the snow will stick mainly to grassy surfaces.
This will all be done by lunchtime on Veteran's Day but for places south of Rockford, the morning commute could be a bit messy. Behind this snow, comes cold round #2.