A Heat Advisory is currently active throughout Chicagoland and the Rockford region until 9 pm on Friday night (7/28), so it may be shocking to find out that snowfall is apparently closer than you think.

The Midwest is currently melting so when will it end?

The heat index is expected to hover between 105 and 110 degrees again today (Friday) for portions of north-central and northeast Illinois, with the National Weather Service warning those who have to be outdoors to "reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening" if possible and to "Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke."

Afternoon thunderstorms are expected to roll through Rockford on Friday afternoon (7/28), then high temperatures the rest of the weekend will be in the lower to mid-80s, according to the current Weather Channel forecast.

Accuweather Predicts Sizzling to Snow Flurries Early in Fall

The 2023 Fall Forecast was just released by Accuweather and those who want temperatures to cool down sooner than later are overjoyed with what's being predicted.

But the others who love the hot summer and are hoping for the warm weather to extend well into the fall were a little shocked by the first impressions of the forecast that stated: "will snowflakes fall before Halloween?"

In Chicago, the final 90-degree day of the year might not occur until the latter part of September. Lingering heat could be good news for folks planning trips to the beach after Labor Day weekend, but the warm weather will begin to break down as the calendar flips from September to October. -Accuweather

Accuweather is predicting a "big transition" in the weather pattern for parts of the Midwest when they say "chillier air around the end of September" could mean an early frost for Chicago, Milwaukee, and Rockford.

Snowfall in Illinois and Wisconsin in Late September Possible

Veteran Accuweather Meteorologist Paul Pastelok said the cooler weather in late September throughout the Midwest means that snow flurries could fall for higher elevations in "very late September and October, but lower elevations may wait until later October or November."

By the way, the earliest-ever snowfall in Illinois happened on September 25th in both 1938 and 1942.

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