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The Temperature Could Get Up To The 60s This Weekend

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Feb 14, 2017 5:54PM

Photo via Chicagoist Flickr Pool user Undun_Photos

It's mid-February according to the calendar, but we are not convinced. With the exception of an unremarkable high of 33 degrees forecasted for Wednesday, Chicago is in the midst of an inexplicable warm snap, with forecasts predicting a high of 62 degrees coming up this Saturday.

Chicago has been experiencing an unseasonably warm and remarkably sunny February so far this year, in addition to a record-setting snow drought, which we just learned was a thing (the city has gone nearly two months without measurable snowfall this winter, according to the National Weather Service).

"Perhaps the groundhog meant 6 more DAYS of winter not WEEKS! An extended period of unseasonable warmth is coming!" Tweeted the NWS, known for its liberal use of the caps lock.

The typical mid-to-late-February highs are in the 30s, with lows in the teens and mid-20s, but not this coming weekend: highs are in the 50s and 60s this coming Saturday, Feb. 18 through Sunday, Feb. 26. And this February has already been warmer than your typical March in Chicago, according to the NWS.