Winter hasn't lost its grip just yet.
There's an 80 percent chance of snow overnight, and the forecasters say we can expect accumulations of about an inch—nothing like the dump we saw last weekend, but still enough to make for a slippery Thursday morning commute.
Later Thursday, the thermometer is expected to drop dramatically, falling to 5 above on Friday night. But it won't last long this time; we can look forward to partly cloudy skies and above-freezing temperatures by Sunday.
According to meteorologist Paul Douglas's blog, we're now nearing an end to meteorological winter"—typically, the coldest 90 days come from roughly Dec. 1 to March 1.
If it seems like we've had a lot snow during that period, you're right, at least compared to the winter of 2011-12. Since December, the Twin Cities region has seen 29.4 inches of snow—twice the frozen precipitation we'd picked up last winter at this time.