ROCKFORD (WREX) – The second-to-last month of the year is here, and sunshine is coming with it on the first day. Beyond that, however, we could be seeing more wet weather, similar to Tuesday.
November 1st brings more sunshine and cooler weather as high pressure slides in. The area of high pressure helps clear the sky out, but it does come on the back of northerly winds, dropping our temperatures into the middle 50’s. We’ve been near or at 60 degrees for the last couple of days, providing some of our warmest weather over the last couple weeks.
Clouds return Friday, along with temperatures in the 40’s. There may be a stray shower or two, but don’t look for much for rainfall. By Saturday, the weather stays dry while temperatures warm back to the low 50’s.
Beyond Saturday, wet weather pops up again Sunday with rain showers. For now, the rainy weather looks light, and somewhat scattered into the weekend. Tuesday provides another chance for rain, with soggier conditions. Showers may be a little heavier than Sunday.
This is all part of a wetter weather pattern that may be setting up through at least the first half of the new month. According to the Climate Prediction Center, we have high chances for wetter than average weather. While we shouldn’t see a repeat of Tuesday’s heavy rainfall, rainy weather may be a more common sight in the Stateline. In fact, the Climate Prediction Center’s outlook for the whole month has a good chance of having above average rainfall totals by the end of the month.
Temperatures are expected to remain near average through the next few weeks, according to the same outlook.