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Unseasonable Warmth Setting Up Across Nation's Heartland in Coming Days

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The upcoming stretch of weather will make it a great time to get outside and get a head start on your yard work if you are in the central U.S.

Temperatures will approach levels most typically seen during the month of May. Here is what you need to know about this upcoming weather pattern.

High Pressure Zone Produces Unseasonable Warmth

A large area of the country will experience the chance of record-breaking high temperatures in the coming days as the mercury shoots up about 30 degrees over the historical average.

This unseasonable warmth is set to envelop much of the southern Plains and up through the Midwest by Monday and Tuesday.

A zone of high pressure is forecast to take root over the south-central U.S. and across the Midwest over the weekend, ushering in dry conditions and an uptick in temperatures.

This area of high pressure will shift in an easterly direction, allowing the winds to bring across warmer air in this direction.

You will notice the temperatures begin to increase on Sunday into the 60s and 70s for areas as far north as Nebraska and across into Illinois.

While the normal high temperatures for the end of February in this part of the nation's heartland hover in the upper 30s and low 40s, the readings will come close to breaking the 70-degree mark by the end of the weekend.

The peak of the warmth will set in on Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will climb as high as the 70s in portions of Minnesota, Iowa, and the Dakotas. It will be even warmer to the south with readings in Texas expected to hit 90 degrees.


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