Chicago begins December with record warmth

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Spring weather greeted Chicagoans Monday after a morning of dense fog.

Midway recorded high of 72 degrees an all-time December high temperature for that location. Chicago’s official observing site on O’Hare Airport recorded a high of 70 degrees just one degree shy of the Chicago’s record December high of 71 set back on December 3rd 1970 and tied December 2nd, 1982. Many other metro-area locations hit the 70-degree mark this afternoon.

As temperatures peak in the 60s, showers and possibly a few thunderstorms will blossom in the afternoon spreading east across the Chicago area by evening. Behind the front, showers should end as winds shift to the northwest and colder air sweeps into the area.

For more details on the forecast log on to Chicago Weather Center.

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