For the third day in a row, a record-breaking high temperature has been set in Chicago.
As of about 2:30 p.m. the recorded temperature at O’Hare International Airport was 79 degrees, according to the National Weather Services. The previous record high for March 16 in Chicago was 78 degrees, set in 1945.
Wednesday was also the third-earliest 80-degree day ever in Chicago, the weather service said. The earliest 80 on record was March 3, 1974, and the second-earliest was March 12, 1990. That date of March 12, 1990, was the last time Chicago had reached 80 in March.