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Warm weather Monday, then it’s back to winter (even a chance of snow)

Howling winds and slushy snow visit the metro-east

Crews work to clear the sidewalks outside the St. Clair County building after Wednesday's snow fall.
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Crews work to clear the sidewalks outside the St. Clair County building after Wednesday's snow fall.

One more day of unseasonably warm weather is expected in the metro-east Monday.

But after that we’ll get at least one more brief dose of winter, according to the National Weather Service.

The work week will start off with plenty of sun and a high of 65 Monday afternoo. That’s 15 degrees warmer than the average high temperature of for Feb. 29 in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

The gusty winds of Sunday will calm down with breezes of 5-10 mph coming out of the south.

Overnight the low will drop to 46.

On Tuesday the high will reach 49 – but that will come at 8 a.m. After that temperatures will fall throughout the day, hovering around 39.

There is a 40 percent chance of rain early in the morning increasing to 70 percent by the afternoon. Winds will gust at up to 30 mph.

Skies will be sunny Wednesday with a high of 43.

There is a 20 percent chance of rain Wednesday night when the low will drop to 34.

There is a 30 percent chance of light snow in the forecast for Thursday night. But the extended forecast calls for temperatures to be back in the 60s by the weekend.

Click here for the detailed local forecast.

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