2018-2019 Long Range Weather Forecast for Rockford, IL


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See long range weather forecasts for the next 60 days from The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Our long range forecasts can be used to make more informed decisions about future plans that depend on the weather, from vacations and weddings to sporting events and outdoor activities.

To see long term forecasts for the entire year, pick up a copy of the annual Old Farmer’s Almanac, available online and in stores.

Note: Long range forecasts are regional, not city-specific.

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December 2018 Long Range Weather Forecast for Lower Lakes
DatesWeather Conditions
Dec 1-14Snowy periods, cold
Dec 15-17Flurries, cold
Dec 18-22Rainy periods, mild
Dec 23-31Snow showers, cold
Decembertemperature 29° (3° below avg.)
precipitation 3.5" (0.5" above avg.)

January 2019 Long Range Weather Forecast for Lower Lakes
DatesWeather Conditions
Jan 1-6Lake snows, cold
Jan 7-10Flurries east; sunny, mild west
Jan 11-24Rainy periods, mild
Jan 25-31Snowy periods, cold
Januarytemperature 33° (6° above avg.)
precipitation 3.5" (avg. east, 2" above west)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2018 to October 2019

Winter will be warmer and rainier than normal, with near-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in mid- and late December, early and late January, and early February. The snowiest periods will be in early December, early and late January, early February, and mid-March. April and May will be slightly warmer than normal, with near-normal precipitation. Summer will be cooler and slightly drier than normal. The hottest periods will be in late May, late June, early July, and mid-August. September and October will be drier than normal, with near-normal temperatures.

Map showing Old Farmer's Almanac long range weather region number 6

About the Lower Lakes Region

The Lower Lakes long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: ILLINOIS (Aurora, Chicago, Naperville, Peoria, Rockford), INDIANA (Fort Wayne, Gary, Hammond, Indianapolis, South Bend), MICHIGAN (Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Sterling Heights, Warren), NEW YORK (Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Tonawanda), OHIO (Akron, Cleveland, Dayton, Parma, Toledo), PENNSYLVANIA (Erie, Hermitage, Meadville, Sharon, Warren), WISCONSIN (Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha).

Lower Lakes Neighboring Regions

Here are the regions that neighbor the Lower Lakes long range weather region:

Temperature and Precipitation November 2018 to October 2019

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2018 to October 2019 for Rockford, IL

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Chicago weather March 2-3rd, 2019

I am planning on traveling to Chicago for a show March 2-3rd, 2019. Will it be decent weather, or should I expect snow. Thank you!

March 2 to 3

We are predicting rainy, mild conditions on March 1 and 2, with sunny, cold conditions to follow to March 7. Safe travels!

Weather conditions for travelling on this New Year's 2018

I plan to travel from Toledo, Ohio to Waterloo, New York on New Year's eve and return home January 1st or 2nd. What does the weather look like for travel in in Erie, Pa and Waterloo, NY at that time.

Dec 31 into Jan

We are predicting snow showers and cold temps from Dec 23 to end of year, with lake effect snow and cold temps to welcome the new year. Safe travels!

Flying into Chicago (from Denver) December 27 and out 29, 2018

How should the weather be? Will snow be a factor regarding flights? Flying into Midway. Thanks!!!

Chicago Dec 27 and 29

We are predicting snow showers and cold from Dec 23 to 31.

Backyard Wedding

Getting married July 20, 2019 just wondering by chance what the day will bring us. Having the ceremony and reception in my backyard.

July 20

We are predicting a few thunderstorms and warm.


We are traveling from O’Hare to Cancun on Feb 14. Was wondering do you think it is a great chance the weather will be bad and flights cancelled in that month?

Driveway ribbons & sidewalk

I am having ribbons along side of driveway & sidewalk up to door & adjoining porch. Village has been extremely slow on issuing my permits. 11/15/18 still waiting for last signature on permit so landscaper can start work. I am worried about the weather. With weather conditions will it be possible for them to get the work done in the next 2-3 weeks?