Chicago - It's not exactly a sight for sore eyes. In fact because of the overcast skies and misty rain, it's down right ugly. None the less today is January 29 and it's 60 degrees in the city of Chicago.
Don't go get your eye glasses, you read right. Chicago, which has had an mild winter over-all, is the beneficiary of spring like temperatures and conditions including moderately heavy rain in the middle of winter. In fact Monday's high broke a 99 year old record that was established on that day in 1914.
The warmest recorded temperature for a January day in Chicago was 67 degrees. Which was set on January 25th 1950.
The city, which only days ago was encased in an ice sheet that seem to cover the entire city, saw spring like thunder and lightning on Monday night. The result of an approaching warm front that was met by a much cooler front that lingered over the city throughout the weekend.
The warm muggy morning was a tease, causing people to put away their parkas and boots for a day. Enjoying a taste of what's hopefully in store in just a few more weeks. But then again, this is Chicago.
This warm up however is expected to be brief. As yet another front is expected to move throught out the midwest within the next few days. Cooling things off considerably, cooling off as much as 30 or 40 degrees.http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/usil0225