Record high already reached, could be warmest January day ever

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Today is already the warmest Jan. 29 in Chicago history, toppling an almost 100-year-old record 15 minutes before the sun came up.

The previous record – 59 degrees in 1914 – was surpassed at 6:50 a.m. at O’Hare International Airport, according to the National Weather Service.

Chicago is also flirting with a new all-time high for January. The current record is 67 degrees set on Jan. 25, 1950. Today’s forecast is for a high of 66 degrees.

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Monday’s weather was a precursor to warmer weather on Tuesday. Bicyclists ride on the lakefront near North Avenue Beach in Chicago on a mild Monday afternoon. ( Jose M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune / January 28, 2013 )