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'Endless winter' leaves us with one last slushy mess

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Another winter storm in April made for a messy Tuesday morning commute. But this one should be the last of the season, with the forecast showing highs climbing into the 60s by the weekend. The sun will return with a high of about 40 degrees in the Twin Cities Tuesday, forecasters say.

MSP Airport officially recorded 3.5 inches of snow, with metro totals ranging from 2 to 4 inches, KARE 11 reported. Parts of the south metro got up to 5 to 6 inches.

Duluth got socked again, with some areas reporting as much as 10 inches of new snow Monday night, the Duluth News Tribune reported.

It's been one of the snowiest Aprils on record, MPR reports.

But it'll melt very soon. Expect highs near 50 Thursday and near 60 Friday, into the 60s, possibly even 70s for the weekend, KARE 11 reports.

The welcome warmth is expected to melt ice off many southern Minnesota lakes. The line of ice-free lakes as of Monday was still about 50 miles south of the Twin Cities, the Star Tribune reported.

The storm brought more needed moisture to farmers, but the enduring winter weather has delayed planting, the Pioneer Press reports.

KARE 11's Boyd Huppert visited with a Stewart, Minn.-area farmer who has been eager to start planting for the last three weeks.

The storm prompted the Twins to cancel Monday night's game and reschedule it as part of a Tuesday doubleheader:

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