Severe Thunderstorms in the Midwest; Mountain Snow in the Northern Rockies

Scattered thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds, large hail, and a few tornadoes are expected to develop across parts of the Ohio Valley and Lower Great Lakes this afternoon. Pockets of heavy mountain snow will develop over the Northern Rockies Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rockford, Greater Rockford Airport (KRFD)

Lat: 42.19°NLon: 89.09°WElev: 735ft.

Overcast and Breezy

58°F

14°C

Humidity 75%
Wind Speed W 24 G 38 mph
Barometer 29.74 in (1007.0 mb)
Dewpoint 50°F (10°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 17 Apr 2:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles SSW Loves Park IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Isolated showers before 4pm.  Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 60. Breezy, with a west wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    Showers and
    Breezy

    High: 60 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 44. West wind 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    Low: 44 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Showers likely after 8am.  Increasing clouds, with a high near 55. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming east northeast in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 55 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers likely, mainly before 10pm.  Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 38. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 38 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 55. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

    Sunny then
    Mostly Sunny
    and Breezy

    High: 55 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 36 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 51 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Areas of frost after 1am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 32.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Areas
    Frost

    Low: 32 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Areas of frost before 8am.  Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 55.

    Areas Frost
    then Sunny

    High: 55 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Isolated showers before 4pm. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 60. Breezy, with a west wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 44. West wind 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Thursday
Showers likely after 8am. Increasing clouds, with a high near 55. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming east northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Thursday Night
Showers likely, mainly before 10pm. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 38. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 55. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.
Saturday Night
Areas of frost after 1am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Sunday
Areas of frost before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 55.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 35.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.
Monday Night
Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Tuesday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles SSW Loves Park IL
 42.3°N 89.03°W
2:27 pm CDT Apr 17, 2024
3pm CDT Apr 17, 2024-6pm CDT Apr 23, 2024
 
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