High Pressure Takes Control!

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Good morning everyone and happy Monday! We had some showers move through to end the weekend yesterday. Rainfall totals ranged from .00″ in Janesville to .21″ in Rockford. Very light accumulations were expected as the low pressure system tracked to the South.

The good news is, this additional rainfall did not affect any of the river levels across the Stateline. Two spots on the Rock River, Rockton and Latham Park, still remain in moderate flood stage as of this morning. Meanwhile, we have seen significant improvement in the flood levels of the Pecatonica River, mainly near Freeport and Shirland. Both have been downgraded to minor as of this morning.

After a cold front passed through last night, clouds stuck around until about sunrise this morning. A strong high pressure system off to the northwest cleared out the clouds mid-morning. This high will settle make itself comfortable today and tomorrow bringing quiet conditions and lots of sunshine to the region.

Just to prove how beautiful and clear the skies are out there, here are the views from our skycams in Freeport, the Poplar Grove Airport, and downtown Rockford. Not even a cloud in the sky right now!

We are off to a breezy and chilly start this morning. Strong northeast winds have brought in cold air behind the cold front which have dropped wind chills into the upper teens and low 20’s this morning. Definitely bundle up as you head out the door today.

Once the high pressure moves to the east of the Stateline, strong southerly to southwest flow will be in place which will warm us up to the 50’s on Wedneday, and closing in on the 60’s by Thursday. I don’t know about all you, but i’m ready to just see 50’s and 60’s throughout the entire forecast. 40′s are okay, but just ready for Spring to fully arrive! Enjoy the sunshine everyone!

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