05/09/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago Weather: Tuesday Snaps 97-Day Streak Of Sub-50 Degree Weather

Temperatures finally reached 50 degrees in Chicago on Tuesday, after 97 consecutive days without getting that warm.

The streak was the fifth-longest in recorded history, according to the Sun-Times. Chicago has gone almost four months without seeing the mercury climb this high. Back in the winter of 1978 to 1979, the cold run lasted 115 days.

O'Hare International Airport recorded the temperature at 51.1 degrees at noon on Tuesday, with hazy conditions.

It is expected to break 50 again on Wednesday, but don't go burning your winter coats quite yet -- over the weekend, highs will drop back down into the 30s and 40s, with continued haze and showers likely.