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It's pretty clear that winter, having overstayed its welcome in its own time, has decided to infringe upon Spring and as Monday arrives, it'll be more than just the cold temperatures we find unwelcome.

A sunny but chilly first Sunday in our new season will stay clear and turn even colder tonight with lows in the low to mid-20s.

And then Monday happens.

We'll start off fine, with fair skies during the morning commute, but by mid-afternoon showers will move in and from late afternoon through mid-evening in the St. Louis metropolitan area, the rain should mix with or change, periodically, over to snow. Areas just south of St. Louis should see only rain, but this mix will continue to slide east of the metro across the central and eastern Illinois portion of the NewsChannel 5 viewing area Monday evening then slowly wind down and, thankfully, leave overnight.

Minor accumulations of a trace to an inch are possible.

Tuesday, nagging flurries are a possibility while the cold and wind are inevitable with highs in the mid-30s.

We'll clear and warm a bit Wednesday with highs near 50. Temps push into the 60s on Thursday...but so does rain.

At this rate we may consider not even inviting winter back next year. OK, that's harsh but, seriously…!

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