ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- We knew heading into the holiday weekend temperatures were going to be much colder than average, and they certainly were!
Rockford tied the record coldest high temperature for April 1st reaching a high of only 32 degrees! Our average high temperature this time of year is 55 degrees.
As for Easter records, because it is a revolving holiday that doesn't fall on the same date each year, there is no "normal" high temperature. We can look back at extremes, though, and see that this Easter was the third coldest on record. The coldest Easter was logged on March 29, 1964, when Rockford only reached 26 degrees for a high.
Looking ahead to the next couple of weeks, cooler than normal temperatures will continue as an active jet stream lurks nearby. We'll likely see above-normal precipitation during this same time period with chances for a rain/snow mix as early as Tuesday.
Source: National Weather Service - Chicago