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Brandon Hill, 12,throws a snowball at his brother at their snow fort near their home Sunday in Normal. Monday may be the last day for such fun for a while with temperatures in the Twin City area expected to top 40 degrees and again on Tuesday. 

BLOOMINGTON — Most of the remaining snow on the ground is expected to melt away as unseasonably warm temperatures linger in the Twin City area at least until Tuesday night.

That's when the National Weather Service says there is a 30 percent chance of rain and snow before midnight and snow until noon Wednesday. The agency wasn't predicting Monday how much accumulation there might be.

The high temperature on Monday was a balmy 43 degrees, the same high that was reached on Sunday in the Twin Cities. Tuesday should about the same, with a partly sunny sky and a high near 41 degrees.

The milder temperatures will continue through Sunday, with expected highs in the mid-to-upper 30s to 40 degrees each day. Each day is expected to be partly to mostly sunny, but a chance of Snow returned to the forecast for Sunday.

In the weather service's national overview, low pressure over the northern Plains will spread snow into the Great Lakes and middle Mississippi Valley on Tuesday.

By Wednesday, snow will expand into the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic States and northeast, according to the weather service. Out west, another front will bring heavy snow to the southern Rockies, and freezing rain is possible in west Texas. 

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Agriculture Reporter

Agriculture reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.

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