The past week has seen unseasonably warm temperatures that has drawn parents and kids outdoors to area parks and forest preserves. This has been a record setting month. For the eigthth consecutive day, Chicago has recorded record temperatures. If Thursday's temperature reaches 80 degrees, it will be the 9th consecutive day of record high temperatures.
Today also marked the 7th day of 80 degree or higher temperatures in Chicago in the month of March. The previous record of two was recorded in 1986. Today's official 2 p.m. reading at O'Hare Airport was 84 degrees. The previous record from 1938 was 77 degrees.