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Warm spell returns after month’s absence

Get set in the coming days for the most significant warming here since the record-breaking warm days of March.

After unprecedented string of eight days in the 80s in March — something never before seen in Chicago — April failed to produce a single 80 for the first time here in 12 years.

The 80-degree drought is to end Wednesday. That’s when gusty southerly winds and mixed sunshine are expected to propel Chicago’s temperatures to 83 degrees. Highs of 86 and 81 are predicted to follow Thursday and Friday — readings more typical of late June and early July than of early May, and 20 and 15 degrees above normal, respectively.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

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