With today’s forecast of a 66-degree high, Chicago breaks a record for its warmest January 29 since 1914, when the highest high was 59 degrees. This could also grow into an all-time high for January; the current record is 67 degrees in January 1950. Meanwhile, today’s record could cause severe flooding. We take a look at the science behind the current weather on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. The following graphic highlights the areas that have the potential to see severe weather over the next 16 hours.
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