A great Halloween forecast on deck for you today, though the afternoon will feature great cape weather! Temperatures will climb to right around 60° this afternoon but it will be a bit breezy. We'll have gusty southeast winds at 5-15 mph and gusting to 25 mph under partly sunny skies. By the time the kiddos want to head out for trick or treating around 5pm, temperatures will still be in the upper 50's. Upper 50's is where we stay for most of the evening. A warm front will pass around midnight, and that will warm temperatures overnight.
It's not uncommon to be in the 60's for Halloween, over the years Rockford has had 26 years between 60-69°. But typically it's cooler than that, we've spent a majority of the holiday in the 40's and 50's.
While this year will be mild, we are no where near the record temperatures, in 1950 Halloween was a hot one! Highs topped out in the 80's; 84° to be exact! The coldest Halloween featured highs right at freezing; 32° in 1917!