Temperatures are abnormally high for December in Chicago. The monthly average is 37 degrees but today could see highs in the mid-60s.

Why it matters: Unusually high temperatures are sweeping across the U.S. and could lead to more severe weather.

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  • “Our observational record goes back 150 years. If we achieved the 66 degree reading, we would break a 70 year-old record,” WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling tells Axios. “Our winters are running four degrees warmer than they were as recently as the 1970s.
  • “One in four Decembers on average has produced a 60 degree day.”

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