DeKALB – It might be a good idea to rake up any leaves in your yard this weekend.
That’s Northern Illinois University Meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste’s suggestion, anyway. The DeKalb County area got a trace amount of snow Tuesday but isn’t expected to have any more precipitation until Monday or Tuesday. Then, it likely will be rain.
Tuesday’s snowfall was surprising for some, but only slightly earlier than usual.
“As a matter of fact, we should get in the last week of October a 10th of an inch of snow, so we’re only a few days early,” Sebenste said.
The Interstate 80 corridor got hit the hardest Tuesday, with LeSalle-Peru and Earlville getting about an inch of snow and Princeton receiving about 1.3 inches of snow, he said.
The Quad Cities got about 3 inches of snow – enough that some residents were posting photographs of snowmen on Facebook, Sebenste said.
While precipitation will hold off for about a week, the
temperatures will slowly warm in the coming days. Tuesday’s high was 38 degrees, about 20 degrees below average, but Saturday’s high is expected to be 53 degrees.
“It’s that time of year again,” Sebenste said. “We’re going to start transitioning into winter. This is going to become more common, unfortunately. Or fortunately if you like snow.”
Warming temperatures expected
Tuesday’s high, 38
Today’s high, 44
Thursday’s high, 46
Friday’s high, 49
Saturday’s high, 53
Source: NIU Meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste