Temperature breaks record in northern Illinois
CHICAGO — Temperature records have been broken in northern Illinois amid the artic deep freeze enveloping the Midwest.
The National Weather Service says the temperature Thursday morning in Rockford hit a record-breaking negative 30 degrees (negative 34 Celsius).
The previous record of negative 27 degrees (negative 33 Celsius) was set on Jan. 10, 1982. The city’s records date back to 1905. Rockford is about 129 kilometers northwest of Chicago.
Meteorologists say warmer weather is on the way for the weekend. /ee
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