It's going to be a very nice, warm late winter day across eastern Iowa and northern Illinois. Highs Monday will range from the mid-50s north, around 58° in the Quad Cities, and the low-60s in our southern hometowns.
The last time we saw highs in the 50s was back on December 4, 2013, when we reached 53° in the Quad Cities.
The last time we hit the 60° mark was November 17, 2013. We also achieved another weather milestone that day, the 70° mark! It was 71°.
High temperatures were above freezing last Friday and this weekend. If you add those three days to the ten days in the 10-day forecast you see above, that will be, at least, 13 days above the 32° mark.
The last time we saw ten days above freezing was November 13-22, 2013.
Those ten days would have been much longer, eight months, in fact, from March 21-November 22, 2013, had it not been for the high temperature of 31° on November 12, 2013.
Interestingly enough, with highs near 60° today and well into the 40s Tuesday, accumulating snow is likely Tuesday night and early Wednesday!
CBS4 Meteorologist Anthony Peoples