Earlier sunsets are the new norm as the number of warmer days counts

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – A high of 66 degrees and widespread sunshine for early November isn’t too shabby for this time of year, is it? As we enter the week ahead, we will still have a few mild days ahead as well as a chance of rain. After a midweek cold front, expect our air to be cooler for sure.

While the weather was nothing short of a spectacular Sunday, it also marked day one with a pre-5:00 p.m. sunset over the Stateline. Rockford had an official sunset at 4:42 p.m. and took plenty of great pictures! Feel free to always send us photos on our social media pages or on the 23 WIFR View Send page on our website.

Sunset times will continue to get earlier in the coming days and the amount of daylight each day will continue to get shorter. This will continue for just over six weeks until December 21, the date of the winter solstice. On this day, Rockford will have a sunset at 4:27 p.m. and the amount of daylight in our sky will gradually lengthen in the following days.

The amount of daylight will continue to decrease until December 21. Sunset times will also be earlier.(Ethan Rosuck, WIFR)

Temperatures in the 60s will continue through Wednesday, with Monday being the hottest. Monday’s highs in the upper 60s will continue with mostly sunny skies. Tuesday will see more clouds with a small chance of rain, especially in the afternoon and evening. Anything that falls on Tuesday will be very light. Wednesday also calls for a dry day at this time with a much stronger storm system arriving late Wednesday and continuing through Thursday.

Expect another nice warm dry day on Monday.
Expect another nice warm dry day on Monday.(Ethan Rosuck, WIFR)
Expect another nice warm dry day on Monday.
Expect another nice warm dry day on Monday.(Ethan Rosuck, WIFR)
The weather will remain warm on average until mid-week, but a disruption could...
The weather will remain warm on average until mid-week, but a disturbance could produce some light showers on Tuesday.(Ethan Rosuck, WIFR)
The weather will remain warm on average until mid-week, but a disruption could...
The weather will remain warm on average until mid-week, but a disturbance could produce some light showers on Tuesday.(Ethan Rosuck, WIFR)

This will produce a period of showers, a few isolated thunderstorms as well as windy conditions. Thursday temperatures will be in the upper 50s before temperatures drop into the 40s for the rest of the week and into next weekend. It’s also possible that sometimes Thursday and early Friday we might see a few snowflakes in the mix as well.

A much stronger storm system appears to be impacting the region Wednesday through Thursday, likely...
A much stronger storm system appears to impact the region Wednesday through Thursday, likely producing a period of rain and wind(Ethan Rosuck, WIFR)
Much colder weather will be here after a midweek cold front ended the week.
Much colder weather will be here after a midweek cold front ended the week.(Ethan Rosuck, WIFR)
Much colder weather will be here after a midweek cold front ended the week.
Much colder weather will be here after a midweek cold front ended the week.(Ethan Rosuck, WIFR)

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