Above average temperatures return to close February

High temperatures from Feb. 27, 2016 High temperatures from Feb. 27, 2016

CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Despite the mid-week snow storm, temperatures will climb above average for the second weekend in a row.

Highs temperatures Saturday (Feb. 27) made it into the 50s and 60s across central Illinois. This is 10-15 degrees above the average of 46 degrees. Sunday is expected to be even warmer with area-wide highs in the 60s.

StormCenter17 Meteorologist Adam Del Rosso says the warm surge is happening ahead of a cold front which will bring a few showers late Sunday, and eventually cooler air into the new work week.

The mild weekend marks the second consecutive weekend with above average highs. Last Saturday, highs soared into the 70s breaking 86-year-old records.

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