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By Erik Ortiz

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