The saying "In like a lion, out like a lamb" is commonly used to describe March weather. It symbolizes the transition from harsh winter conditions to milder spring weather.

However, in Minnesota, it seems to be the opposite too often. March often ends with one last punch from old man winter. and there's a growing belief that this pattern will repeat this year. The National Weather Service is tracking a weekend storm that could dump several inches of snow in parts of Minnesota. Read the latest below.

We've had a pleasant winter with warmer-than-average temperatures and minimal snowfall, all thanks to the influence of a strong El Niño.

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March began with spring-like conditions, allowing folks in Minnesota to begin their summer preparations early. But, hopefully, you haven't tucked your snowblower and shovel into storage yet.

Although spring officially started on Tuesday, it seems winter isn't quite done with us yet.

Tracking The Weekend Snowstorm in Minnesota

The National Weather Service says the first round of snow will come on Thursday. Then a more powerful storm will move through the area this weekend. See the latest updates below.

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The National Weather Service in La Crosse is urging travelers to be careful on Thursday night:

If traveling Thursday night into Friday, be alert to winter weather moving back into the region. Accumulating snow is currently forecast to track across the Dakotas Thursday, spreading eastward across Minnesota into the local area Thursday night. Prepare now for potential impacts and check back for details and updates to the forecast.
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Another snowstorm is expected on Sunday with heavier snow in the forecast.

Wednesday afternoon, the Weather Channel said Minneapolis and St. Paul could get 3-5 inches on Sunday, 3-5, 3-5 inches on Sunday Night, 1-3 on Monday.

St Cloud's forecast looks similar to the Twin Cities with 3-5 inches on Sunday, 3-5 on Sunday Night, and 3-5 inches on Monday.

Duluth's forecast calls for 1-3 inches on Sunday, 3-5 on Sunday Night, 3-5 on Monday,  3-5 on Monday night, and another 1-3 inches on Tuesday.

Rochester's forecast calls for 1-3 inches on Sunday with another 1-3 Sunday night and rain on Monday.

We're still several days away from this storm and the projection could change. Monitor the local weather forecast for updates specific to your area, and adjust your travel plans accordingly.

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