Please don't hate me, but now that August has hit I find myself dreaming about Fall temps and fun way more often. It also didn't help to calm my pre-Fall obsession when I saw this post from WREX Meteorologist Justin Ballard this morning...

(I'm totally feeling your pumpkin obsession, Justin, drink on!)

The chilly temps we experienced when stepping out the door this morning, coupled with the fact it's officially the final month of meteorological summer, left me wondering what the long-range forecasts look like for the Fall/Winter of 2021 in Rockford. So...I Googled it.

The Old Farmer's Almanac Predictions for Fall/Winter 2021 in Rockford

When looking up The Old Farmer's Almanac long-range predictions for the Midwest area I learned that we should expect a major cool down in temperatures around September 9-20, 2021, but a short-lived warmup could come towards the end of September. The Old Farmer's Almanac also says; "September and October will be cooler than normal, with precipitation a bit above normal in the east and below normal in the west". The Old Farmer's Almanac doesn't say much yet about weather predictions for November into 2022, so let's just keep our fingers crossed they provide good news when winter's extended outlook comes out in late August.

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It might take a few more weeks to get the 'official' long-range predictions for the 2021-2022 Winter, but I'd be lying if I said I'm not expecting it to contain a lot of frigid temps and high snowfall. As a person who doesn't handle extreme heat well, this summer hasn't been too miserable. Will decently mild temps continue into the Winter months or are they just an opening act for bitterly cold temps to come? Prepare yourself accordingly.

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