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Spring Chill: Snow Slams Midwest Ahead of Possible Nor'easter

by Erik Ortiz /  / Updated 
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Forecast for the snowy weather on the East Coast this Sunday on March 20. Areas in pink denote either rain or snow may fall. Areas in blue denote where snow may fall.weather.com

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Spring may be right around the corner — but winter isn't ready to retire without one last snowy blast.

Northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin will be blanketed in 6-12 inches early Thursday, and swaths of the northern Plains, Upper Midwest and Great Lakes will get socked by wet snow, according to The Weather Channel.

Meanwhile, the above-average temperatures along the East Coast — about 15 to 25 degrees higher — are expected to last through the end of the week.

But the Northeast is poised to see another blast of snow on the first day of spring on Sunday, when a potential Nor'easter sweeps up from the Mid-Atlantic to New England.

"As of right now, this is making it a pretty decent-sized snowstorm from New York City all the way up to Bangor, Maine," said meteorologist Domenica Davis.

As much as 8-12 inches could hit Hartford, Connecticut, and the Boston area, while 5-8 inches could fall in New York. Washington, D.C., could see smaller amounts of 1-3 inches, according to Weather.com.

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