We're getting a break from the cold and rain this week with some mild weather in Illinois bringing temperatures in the 50's and 60's most of the week.
National Weather Service Meteorologist James Auten says this is not a sign of things to come, rather it is a nice break.
For the next few weeks, there isn't necessarily signs of winter breaking but that doesn't mean this weather won't return. Auten predicts normal conditions for March.
Long-term, Auten indicates things are looking to be normal with a chance for above normal precipitation.