It doesn't seem like that long ago we had snow flurries and temperatures below freezing, but that's long gone when this upcoming weekend arrives.

Thunderstorms First, Then Brutal Heat Arrives for Weekend

According to the current forecast from The National Weather Service, a 20 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms are possible in the Rockford region on Wednesday (5/31), and a 30 percent chance of showers and storms for Thursday (6/1).

High temperatures in Rockford will be 90 on Wednesday, and near 90 again Thursday.

Friday (6/2) and Saturday (6/3) could be in the lower 90s in Rockford, according to the latest Weather Channel forecast. Sunday (6/4) and Monday will be in the upper 80s.

Chicagoland Will Be Considerably Cooler This Weekend

You can escape the heat of the weekend by heading east and getting closer to the lake.

The current weather forecast for Chicago has temperatures near 80 on Wednesday and Thursday, and then high temperatures will stay in the lower to mid-70s through the weekend.

High temperatures in Chicago will only hit the lower-60s by the middle of next workweek, according to the latest Weather Channel forecast.

What is Rockford's Average High Temperature in June?

According to, Rockford's average high temperature in May was 72 degrees, and in June it jumps to 81 degrees.

July is the hottest month for Rockford on average with the high being 85, and then August is the second hottest with an average high temperature of 82.

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Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

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