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    Chicago: Milder Weather to Return for Start of Spring

    By Kristen Rodman, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    March 19, 2014; 12:10 AM ET
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    Despite recent cold air, a warmup is in store for Chicago right in time for the first official day of spring.

    Temperatures began to rise Tuesday, reaching into the high 40s, low 50s, where they will remain through Saturday.

    Overnight temperatures will still be chilly with lows ranging in the 20s and 30s.

    For the first official day of spring on Thursday, March 20, 2014, the air will feel a bit warmer than Wednesday, as temperatures hover in the upper-40s. Partly sunny skies should make outdoor activities bearable for those outside celebrating the end of winter.

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    For the end of the week, a shower may dampen the area on Friday, but temperatures are forecast to reach the mid-50s.

    However, temperatures will retreat back into the 30s by the end of the weekend.

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