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By Carol Erickson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The last weekend of winter brought a glimpse of spring for the first day and a definite return to the cold season by Sunday.

Building clouds and lowering temperatures keep it cold here and set the stage for another snowmaker overnight and the first part of Monday.

This system, moving up from the south, will arrive tonight as temperatures cool from 40 degrees into the 20’s. A brief period of rain could start the precipitation in the south before the colder air arrives and drives out any warmth.

Snow will begin to fall and will stick to the ground with no daylight to help melt it.

A messy morning commute is a guarantee with below freezing temperatures and snow amounts from 1 to 3 inches in the Philadelphia area .

In southern New Jersey and central and southern Delaware amounts could reach 3 to 6 inches.

If banding sets up, there could be isolated amounts higher than that. Like any storm, a jog north or south in the track will change the amounts.

By Monday afternoon, the system pulls away and we all say in unison “this winter has been awful.”

Spring begins on Thursday. Remember that when you are shoveling.

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