The last strong El Niño was in the 1997-98 winter, when the Chicago region experienced an unusually warm winter, with some temperatures hitting the high-50s.
The day after Chicago set a “snowless” record, the area is expected to experience near-record high temperatures.
Conditions will be undeniably beautiful for the rest of the day Thursday, but break out the gym shorts and Gatorade this weekend, as steamy heat settles in.
The summery sunshine of the midday hours Tuesday may be replaced by storms later in the afternoon, although the chance is only 30 percent.
Climate change is coming to some high-rise buildings on the Near West Side.
Rising temperatures are expected to bring a light snow early Saturday in the Chicago area.
You know it’s been a warm October. But what do the historical records have to say about that?