Record Temperatures Ahead

Chicago could break 131 year old record Thursday

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    Cue Martha & the Vandellas. We're about to get a heat wave.

    OK, temperatures won't quite be burnin', but Chicago will see temporary relief from winter-like weather in the coming days.

    NBC 5 Meterorologist Andy Avalos expects highs on Thursday to range from the upper 50s to the lower 60s. That means we could reach the all-time record high for Feb. 17: 60 degrees, set back in 1880.

    In general, Thursday's anticipated mild temperatures are 25 degrees higher than normal for this time of year.

    The last time the Chicago area saw a day with an above 60 degree reading was Nov. 22, 2010, when the high maxed out at 67 degrees.

    But, like all good things, this warm-up will come to an end soon. On Friday, we should expect temperatures in the mid to upper 40's. That's still higher than the average of 35 degrees.