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A mild Thanksgiving is likely around the corner, so here are the warmest and coldest Thanksgivings in Chicago history

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Following a day like October on Wednesday, Thursday temperatures are expected to be above average for both the season and Thanksgiving.

Temperatures are expected to be above the Thanksgiving average in the mid-40s, with a high of 52 degrees and a low of 38 degrees.

The sky is forecast to be partly cloudy in the morning with more cloud cover in the afternoon, according to the NBC 5 Storm Team. A steady rain is more likely.

Thursday is likely to see mostly comfortable conditions, but temperatures will be far from the record highs and lows of Thanksgiving in Chicago’s history.

Below are the top 10 warmest and coldest Thanksgivings in Chicago history, according to the National Weather Service.

10 Warmest Thanksgivings

  • 60 degrees (1879, 1976, 2015)
  • 61 degrees (1973, 1998)
  • 62 degrees (1981)
  • 63 degrees (1896, 1915, 2012)
  • 64 degrees (1914)
  • 69 degrees (1966)

10 Coldest Thanksgivings

  • 25 degrees (1903, 1956)
  • 24 degrees (1889, 1898, 1929)
  • 22 degrees (1945)
  • 19th degree (1872, 1877, 1881)
  • 14 degrees (1930)

No snow is predicted for Thanksgiving this year, but since the data were first collected in 1871, 23% of Chicago’s Thanksgivings have recorded snowfall, and 5% of Thanksgivings have had 1 There was more than an inch of snowfall.

Let’s take a look at the snowiest Thanksgiving in Chicago’s history.

10 Snowy Thanksgiving

  • 0.5 inch (1902, 1945)
  • 0.6 inch (1903)
  • 0.9 inch (1944)
  • 1.1 inch (1975)
  • 1.2 inch (1947)
  • 1.5 inch (1953)
  • 1.8 inches (1950)
  • 2.1 inches (1893)
  • 2.5 inch (1949)
  • 3 inches (1980)
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Written by Natalia Chi

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