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You call this winter? 4th straight record day of heat in Chicago

The Weather Channel's Kelly Cass takes a look at the weather systems moving across the U.S.

Chicago saw a fourth day in a row of record-setting high temperatures on Saturday, and forecasters say 90 major cities could see records for the day fall on Sunday.

O’Hare International Airport recorded a high of 75 degrees, breaking the high for March 17 of 74, set in 2009, the National Weather Service said. It was even hotter on Friday -- the earliest day ever for temperatures to hit 82 degrees, a record that had stood for 67 years, NBCChicago.com reported.

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The record heat will go on the next several days, weather.com senior meteorologist Jonathan Erdman reported, shifting east as a Pacific cool front takes the top off some of the mid-America warmth.

Seventies will stretch into northern New England, northern Michigan, and likely into northern Minnesota yet again. Eighties will flirt again with the Windy City and even parts of the Dakotas, Erdman reported.

NBC's Bill Karins takes a look at the nation's weekend forecast.

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Erdman said that on Monday, the core of the warmth will shift a bit into the Ohio Valley, Tennessee Valley and persist in the East. This is due to an arriving storm system that may bring heavy rain and severe thunderstorms to the Plains states. Still, another 90 cities could face record highs for the day on Monday.

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