Friday marked the first time all month we hit 50°. To put that in perspective, a normal March sees about 10 days of 50° weather. The unusually warm March of 2012 saw 23 days of 50° weather and 10 days where the low didn't drop below 50°!
Even with 50s expected for the Easter weekend, that would only put us at three 50° days for the month. The last time we saw that lack of 50° days was 1984, which is the only year we never hit 50° in Rockford.
April is expected to start on a cooler note. Let's hope it doesn't turn out like our March did!