Happy Groundhogs Day!

Thursday is Feb. 2 – Groundhogs Day! The big question… will the groundhog see it’s shadow? Well, if he lives locally in southeast Minnesota and northern Iowa, there’s a good chance he will see its shadow. There will be a mix of sun and clouds throughout the day. If the groundhog does see it’s shadow, the legend says that means six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t, it means an early spring.

One thing is for sure, the chilly temperatures will hang on through the end of the week. A cold front will slide through around midday Thursday. We’re not expecting precipitation as there isn’t a lot of moisture for the front to work with as the air is relatively too dry. But, it certainly will bring in a shot of Arctic air. High temperatures will climb into the low-to-mid teens by lunchtime and then plunge into the single digits by evening. Wind chills by that time will likely be below-zero. Winds will turn from the southwest to the northwest after the frontal passage with gusts up to 25 mph.