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Temps to Reach a Balmy 38 This Weekend

Could we really top the freezing point this weekend? National Weather Service seems to think so.

What a week. 

Oak Park started to warm up a bit Tuesday, when temperatures rose above 0. The week was a record-breaker for the Chicago area as the coldest Jan. 6 to date, with an official reading of -16 degrees, breaking the former record of -14 degrees set in 1894 and 1988. 

Temps will continue to climb to a whopping high of 25 degrees Thursday, with a 40 percent chance of snow predicted, according to the National Weather Service

Friday could get up to 38, with a 60 percent chance of precipitation. Temps will stay in the high 30s, with a high of 37 Saturday and 38 Sunday. Lows Saturday and Sunday night are 24 and 29, respectively. 

Happenings in Oak Park, River Forest this weekend:

Friday
Weekend Photo+Encaustic Workshop with Sarah Rehmer
Family Story Time at Whole Foods Market
Drop-in Middle School Crafts
Concordia University Chicago - Center for Literacy Community Ribbon Cutting
Stuffed Animal Sleepover | River Forest Library
Tim Menard & The Flying Nowakowski Brothers (SideBar)
Jonas Friddle & The Majority, The Howlin' Brothers

Saturday
Calling All 8th Graders: Guerin Prep Hosts Entrance Exam
Bravo Talent Casting
Health Starts Here Passport Fair
Paws to Read | River Forest Library

Sunday
Opportunity Knocks 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off
Second Sunday Tour
Oak Park School of Rock Presents: The British Invasion
Foreign Film Forum | River Forest Library
Chicago Grandstand Big Band plus Downers Grove North High School

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