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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September 2018 Long Range Weather Forecast for Lower Lakes
DatesWeather Conditions
Sep 1-6Sunny, cool
Sep 7-14Scattered t-storms, cool
Sep 15-22Sunny east, showers west; warm
Sep 23-30Scattered t-storms, warm
Septembertemperature 63° (1° above avg.)
precipitation 4.5" (1" below avg. east, 1" above west)

October 2018 Long Range Weather Forecast for Lower Lakes
DatesWeather Conditions
Oct 1-4Sunny, warm
Oct 5-10T-storms, then sunny, cool
Oct 11-19Rain, then sunny, warm
Oct 20-26Rainy periods, mild
Oct 27-31Rain and snow showers, cold
Octobertemperature 54.5° (2.5° above avg.)
precipitation 2" (0.5" below avg.)

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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long term weather

Do you really think someone can give you a accurate forecast that far out ? Plus living on the great lakes throws most means of long term forecasting out the window.

Weather appearance on September 9 2018

Have a huge outing slated for 9/9/2018 In The Detroit Area, any thoughts for weather?

Wedding November 17, 2018

I’m wondering what the weather may be like for my wedding day November 17 2018 in Erie, PA

@Katy wedding weather

The weather will be glorious, even if it is terrible out, because you will be so overjoyed to be getting married to the love of your life.

As for the love of my life I wouldn't care if we had a blizzard and had to wrap ourselves in seal skins to keep warm and eat blubber because the caterers skidded on the ice and crashed into the limos carrying our guests, because the person I am going there for is my future spouse and nothing will keep us apart. I am not going there for myself to get the most magazine cover-worthy photos, because all that matters is what is between us.

Wear your dress, but take your grandpa's oversized but super warm winter coat in case the weather is terrible, or a t-shirt and shorts you can put on in case it is blazing hot. If your wedding is what it is supposed to be you won't care if it's raining or if anyone is there at all, or even knows about it, because what will matter is that you are finally able to devote yourself to your beloved and he to you. If you are more worried about the guests, your appearance, or anything else more than you are concerned about your future spouse then it kinda doesn't matter what the weather will be.

trying to plan a wedding in may

What do you think the best day will be for a weekend wedding in May?

dec 2018

hi my son is getting married 12/1/18 what does weather look like? thank you

2018-19 ...

It might be a little rainy, but it won’t be that warm, there will be less of the sleet worthless crap, it won’t be above around 90 or in the 90’s during May time. This December will be more likely warmer than next couple months. Hopefully not this awful weather coming from the solar eclipse western or eastern.

wedding Sept. 22nd

Hi I have a wedding Sept. 22nd.. Any idea on how the weather will be?

The location

I guess putting in the location would help... Oak Creek WI. Dawn


We are planning a backyard wedding either September 22, October 13 or October 20th and am looking to find out the weather for these dates to see which would be best. Any help? :) Thank you!