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This Was Chicago’s 2nd-Warmest Christmas Ever

Thursday already broke the record for being the hottest Dec. 26 in city history, too.

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CHICAGO — It reached almost 60 degrees on Wednesday in Chicago, making it the second-warmest Christmas in city history.

Chicago got as warm as 57 degrees on Tuesday, falling short of the record: 64 degrees back in Christmas 1982, according to the National Weather Service. But it was only the ninth time in the city’s recorded history that it was 50 or warmer for the holiday.

The National Weather Service noted on Twitter that the forecast was “warmer than most [Easters] we see here in Chicago!”

But Thursday has already broken the record for warm temperatures. As of 12:01 a.m., the city was at 56 degrees — far warmer than the average high temperature of 32 degrees for this time of year.

The city will cool off by Friday, when temperatures will fall to the high 30s, according to the National Weather Service. Saturday and Sunday are expected to be back in the 50s, though rain is expected both days.

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