Minnesotans have been getting ready for summer by tackling tasks like yard work, tidying up their garages, and stowing away their snow blowers as we enjoy spring-like weather.

Despite experiencing milder temperatures and less snow than usual this winter due to El Niño, Mother Nature isn't quite ready to let go of winter just yet. Spring officially starts on Tuesday, but don't put away your shovel because there's a powerful snowstorm in the forecast.

Winter in Minnesota has been pleasant due to a powerful El Niño. NOAA says this happens when the Pacific Ocean becomes warmer than usual, causing shifts in the Pacific jet stream. These atmospheric changes impact weather leading to unusual temperatures in various regions, floods, and droughts.

Say It Ain't Snow!

Forecasters are now predicting a late March snowstorm that could create difficult travel conditions in parts of the state.

Pretty young blonde woman in winter sheds the white snow in front of her house on a big pile

The March equinox happens just after noon on March 19th. According to the Farmer's Almanac, this is "the astronomical beginning of the spring season in the Northern Hemisphere and the autumn season in the Southern Hemisphere."

We'll get spring on Tuesday and another round of winter to end the week. The latest forecast calls for a late-season snowstorm to hit the state on Sunday, March 24th.

How Much Snow Is Expected?

Group of red snowmobiles in Finnish Lapland sunny landscape

Check your local forecast because snow totals will vary by location, but some parts of the state could get dumped on.

Some parts of the state will get little or no snow, but cities like Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Duluth could get up to 8 inches and Rochester could get up to six.

BRRRR: The 15 Coldest Cities in America

The list below is from Niche. They put together their list of the coldest cities in the county by looking at which ones had "the coldest average low temperatures during the winter months." Keep scrolling to see the 15 coldest cities in the United States.

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