Cloudy Skies Remain for Turkey Day

Weather

Winds were howling yesterday, with maximum gusts falling short 60 miles per hour in Rockford. Much calmer conditions stick around for the holiday, but cloudy skies remain in place.

If you’re doing some traveling today, you won’t have much in the way of slowing you down. Traffic wise, and weather wise. We’ll see plenty of clouds throughout the day. And despite how gloomy the skies may look today, the Stateline remains less windy and dry. But don’t be surprised if you see a few areas of drizzle this afternoon. Highs today will end up on the chilly side by only climbing into the upper 30s, so it’ll be a cool day. If you want to go outside and throw the pigskin around, just make sure to dress appropriately and warm.

Cloudy skies remain in place overnight tonight. The first half of our night seems to stay dry, but a little bit of moisture does stream in overhead by tomorrow morning. That little bit of moisture could aid in a light wintry mix right around the time the early shoppers head to the stores. However, this shouldn’t bring any big issues with travel early in the day, but just make sure to take it a bit slow as you head out to get some holiday shopping done. Now, plenty of dry hours are in store early on as a ridge of high pressure sits overhead. But rain chances return to the forecast during the afternoon, especially in the evening. Temperatures climb to near 40, so expect the wintry mix to transition to all rain by the afternoon and evening. A widespread cold rain overspreads the Stateline by Saturday.

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