Wet & Wild!

weirdRain was quick to move into the region this afternoon. Clouds and an early onset to the rainfall meant that my dreams of a 65-70° day were just that! There’s still a chance tomorrow, behind the cold front. Yes, a cold front will bring warm air. It’s weird, but it’s more about where the cold air advection will be instead of the position of the cold front. For instance, the main front will sweep through the Rockford area Friday morning. However a few peaks of sunshine and a westerly wind may allow us to peak around 60 in the afternoon before the cold air advances in the afternoon. So for all intents and purposes, our pre-cold-front day today saw highs in the upper 50s while tomorrow after the cold front we’ll be warmer. You may ask why we wouldn’t call this a warm front? This can’t be a warm front because the majority of the air behind it is cold…just lagging well behind it!

exactrackRainfall amounts will be something to monitor, but not here. Our rain/flash flood guidance suggests that we’d need twice as much rain as forecast to produce flooding. However some streams may near bank-full stage by the weekend. Flood Watches are in effect for areas roughly south of I-80.


Posted under cold blast, rain

This post was written by qni_it on October 29, 2009

2 Comments so far

  1. Renee October 30, 2009 10:23 AM

    Okay, 66 and humid is NOT pleasant. I’d much rather have a crisp 50 degree day!

  2. Manolo Blahnik December 25, 2011 7:31 PM

    Inspiring article, Thanks. Keep posting.6wG8YwWP84bQ12-26

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