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A Snowless Record For Chicago, Warm Temps On Tap

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CHICAGO (CBS) – The warm, dry weather set another record on Wednesday.

It’s been nearly 11 months since we’ve had any real use for a snow shovel.

On Wednesday, Chicago set a record for consecutive days (320) without an inch of snowfall. It’s a record that stood since 1940.

And there is no chance of any snow for several days. In fact, Chicago could see very mild temperatures later in the week, with a forecast high in the mid-50s on Friday and Saturday. The record for those days is 61/62 degrees.

The only precipitation will be rain. A fair amount of it–up to an inch–could fall Thursday afternoon and into Friday. The chance of rain is 100 percent after noon on Thursday.

The previous record of 319 consecutive snowless days had stood since 1940.

The lack of snow falls in line with the drought much of the country experienced in 2012.