If you hate snow and cold stop reading right now. Be rest assured that meteorological winter ended on the last day of February.

And don't look out your window Sunday and under no circumstances venture outside Monday or Tuesday.

Weather folks say it is going to seem a lot more like January starting Sunday with potential shovelable snow and freezing temperatures to start the week.

Friday and Saturday's highs in the 40s will be the warmest in the foreseeable future.

The National Weather Service says it is leaning "conservative" right now on how much snow could potentially fall on Sunday saying anywhere from at least 1 to 3 inches should be expected.

The exact track of a potential snow maker still forming out West will ultimately determine our fate.

The weather service warns a shift slightly north would increase the amount of white stuff that could fall.


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Other weather guessers — including Weather Underground and Accuweather — are predicting anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of snow to fall in the Akron area on Sunday.

One thing on which everyone seems to be in agreement is that temperatures will plummet after the winter storm moves through the area.

"For Monday and beyond, the forecast remains fairly simple to describe ... it will be very cold," the National Weather Service says.

The expected highs on Monday and Tuesday will be in the teens and lows will be in the single digits.

While meteorologists consider winter to consist of three months from December to February — determined by the three months with the coldest average temperatures — the so-called official first day of spring is March 20.

Craig Webb, who believes the first day of spring really arrives May 25, can be reached at cwebb@thebeaconjournal.com.