Record-Setting Temps on Tap - NBC Chicago

Record-Setting Temps on Tap

Unseasonably mild conditions likely will continue early next week



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    If Thursday's 49-degree high made you think of spring, Friday's temps may pull you closer to summer.

    Temperatures are expected to approach near-record levels in the upper 50s Friday afternoon with a few spots hitting low 60s.

    Enjoy it while lasts, as evening lows dip to 38 in Chicago and 30 in the suburbs. Highs rebound to the low- to mid-40s by Saturday and back to high 30s on Sunday.

    Unseasonably mild conditions likely will continue early next week with breezy and mild mid-40s.

    Considering last year this time Chicago was about a month out from its third largest snowstorm ever, these temperatures are pretty rare.

    Many people told NBCChicago on Thursday they loved the mini-heat wave, while others said they missed the snow.

    "I would take this weather every day for the next four months," said Kathleen Platt, 27, of Chicago. "It has been a great treat."

    "I have mixed feelings," said Grace Wu, 43, of Evanston. "We can have a cheerful experience walking around in nice weather, but I missed the snow on Christmas."

    Long-range meteorologists predicted back in October Chicago would see the coldest, wettest winter in the Midwest.