Winds shifting around to the south Sunday morning will give temperatures a nice little boost during the afternoon, bringing highs into the mid and upper 70s!
High pressure centered over the western Great Lakes Saturday left most of the Midwest with northing but sunshine and warmth. Officially the high in Rockford reached 68 degrees! Clear skies continue into Easter Sunday morning with temperatures starting off in the mid 40s.
Winds will increase a little during the afternoon pulling in a very warm air mass. This will bring temperatures into the mid 70s for most, if not the upper 70s to near 80 degrees Sunday afternoon. Since Easter doesn’t fall on the same day every year there is no ‘normal high’ for that day. The warmest Easter day ever recorded was April 12th, 1925 and April 10th, 1977 when the temperature reached 84 degrees. Last year Easter fell on April 1st and the high temperature that afternoon was only 32 degrees.