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Typical Temps Today, But Big Warmup Possible

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago will likely set a record for the most days without at least an inch of snow on the ground, and there is little prospect for any measurable snowfall for the next week.

In fact, even if it did snow over the next few days, it would probably melt.

The extended forecast is calling for temperatures near 50 degrees.

For today, however, temperatures will be a little more predictable for early January with highs in the upper 20s. Lows tonight will be in the teens.

The warmup begins over the weekend, with highs in the 30s. By Wednesday of next week, Chicago may be enjoying temps approaching 50.

Tuesday was the first time since late February of 2012 that the temperature didn’t crack 32 degrees.

If there is little snowfall before Saturday, Chicago could break the record for most days (314) without an inch of snow.

There is a chance of flurries tonight.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, the lack of snow has been tough on the wallet for snow plow drivers.