Last Friday was NOT a day to be outside. Even though the temperature reached 58 degrees in Rockford, you couldn't even enjoy it with nearly 60 mph wind gusts late morning through mid-afternoon.
Numerous semi trucks were blown over on area highways and interstates, and there were several damage reports from Rockford to Chicago. Here are a few of the peak wind gusts from Friday afternoon. Those numbers are highway speeds! Thankfully it doesn't look like we have anything like that coming our way anytime soon.