It’s been 319 days since Chicago had at least one inch of snowfall. That ties a nearly 70 year-old record.
The last time the city went this long without at least one inch was in 1940.
Given this week’s forecast, it looks like Chicago will break the record on Wednesday, and then continue the streak into the weekend.
The temperatures are expected to hit the 50s on Friday and Saturday.
On average, the lowest temperature during a winter in Chicago is nine degrees below zero. So far, this season’s lowest reading has been 10 degrees.
This story was written by WGN News Writer C. Hayes.