CHICAGO -- The Chicago area has gone 60 plus days without a single snowflake hitting the ground and the mild February temps we've been seeing lately could actually spawn record-breaking warmth this weekend.
Chicago residents are starting their weekend early if they can. Golfers are out at the lakefront getting in some February rounds.
At Lincoln Park Zoo, the animals are out, warming themselves on the rocks.
Polar Plungers in Evanston also celebrated the warmth.
Curator Dave Bernier say the Japanese macaques are outside foraging for the first green roots of spring, an early delicious treat.
The springlike temperatures this weekend, will offer residents more chances to jog, bike or just hang out and soak up the sun.
And for more information on the Polar Plunge and Special Olympics Illinois, visit their website.