UNDATED -- As we close out the month of February, many of us are looking ahead to spring. A prediction from the Farmers' Almanac has winter trying to hold on a little longer.

The Almanac's Sandi Duncan says don't expect a big warm-up in the month of March...

It looks like, ya know, spring officially arrives on the calendar on March 20th. But, it looks like it's going to take a little time to warm up. However, overall it doesn't look too extreme. We're seeing pretty much average temperatures and normal precipitation in your neck of the woods.

But, Duncan says don't let your guard down. Keep those boots and snow shovels handy through the month of April...

The interesting thing is that we have a very weird, crazy late blizzard possible at the end of April. So, just when everyone thinks winter is long gone, Mother Nature might throw us a curveball.

The Farmers' Almanac is predicting that once spring-like temperatures do settle in, Duncan says we are expected to see slightly warmer-than-normal temperatures here in the midwest...

It's going to be a little warmer in the northern half of the country which includes your area than it is in the south. So, some people might refer to this spring as a backward type of spring. But overall the Farmers' Almanac is saying that your area is going to have pretty much average temperatures, starting off slightly cool, going back-and-forth, and a possible big storm at the end of April. But overall, nothing too extreme for this spring season.

Looking ahead, Duncan says much of the upper midwest will experience a sizzling summer.

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