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Massive Heat Wave; Severe Storms and Heavy Rain

A massive heat wave is consuming much of the Midwest into the Southern tier of the U.S. with hazy, hot and humid conditions. These dangerous conditions will likely persist through Thursday as widespread excessive heat warnings and heat advisories are in effect. North and east of the heat and area of high pressure, thunderstorms with damaging and severe winds, large hail and heavy rain are likely. Read More >

 Winter 2018-2019 Events

  •  March 17, 2019: Narrow stripe of heavy snow overnight that melted that day
  •  January 2019: Fourth snowiest January on record for Rockford, IL
  •  January 30-31, 2019: Record to near-record cold temperatures across northern Illinois, with Rockford reaching all-time record low
  •  January 28, 2019: Heavy snowfall across northern Illinois and northwest Indiana, making for messy Monday morning commute
  •  January 18-21, 2019: Widespread snow brings 6+" to northern Illinois followed by heavy lake effect snow into northwest Indiana