PEORIA — A lot of people, for a few months, have been looking forward to having "winter" come this Sunday.

Yes, a popular TV show is set to return for its final season, so that's making many happy. However, on the other hand, winter is really coming back this weekend with one — hopefully — last gasp.

First things first. Yes, we are likely to get a little snow late Saturday and early Sunday morning. No, we aren't facing a blizzard or even enough to go buy gallons of milk, says Matt Barnes, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Lincoln.

Instead, he said, expect a dusting, at best, and remember this one caveat:

"It'll all be melted by mid-afternoon anyway. With temperatures expected to reach into the 40s, it is not going to be significant," he said.

Temperatures are going to drop close to freezing late Friday and early Saturday morning, then drop down to 38 late on Saturday night when the precipitation starts at about 9 p.m.

We'll see up to one inch of "liquid," Barnes said. The rain should continue through Sunday evening.

The colder air and yes, that four-letter word, will stay to the northwest. Galesburg, he said, could face up to 1.5 inches of snow.

"Snow in April for Illinois isn't really that uncommon," he said. "Call it the last gasp of winter."