April 17, 2017: Whether we want it or not, more rain is in the forecast. This month hasn’t been terribly soggy yet, but Saturday night’s soaking storms has made the area feel a little waterlogged.
Overall, Rockford is above average for rainfall this month, and will end the month there even if we weren’t getting any more rain. However, there are a few more chances coming this week, at the very least. This month, so far, hasn’t rivaled the top spots yet. The rainiest April on record occurred in 1973 with nearly 10″ of rain. Wow!
The next few chances for rain pop up between Tuesday night and Thursday morning.
Tuesday’s weather system is leaving Montana and heading our way. It looks to drag a cold front through, but not much for shower activity is expected.
Wednesday into Wednesday night may get more interesting. Since that weather system is still over the Pacific, details will still need to be hammered out once it gets onshore and we get better data on it. Right now, that storm system looks to bring possibly heavy rainfall into the Midwest, in addition to showers and thunderstorms. Where exactly between southern Wisconsin and northern to central Illinois is still to be determined. There is a low risk for severe weather for that time period, so keep an eye on the forecast heading into the middle of the week!
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