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When Groundhogs and the Super Bowl Collide

There are big doings planned this weekend in our part of the world. No I am not just talking about the big game in New Jersey (40 degrees at kickoff and dry), but also there is the matter of little varmints predicting the winter for the next 6 weeks!

It’s one of those rare weekends when The Super Bowl will have to share headlines with Groundhog Day.

If February’s debut means anything, then the second month of the year surely has more pleasant intentions, right? After all a touch of spring time is in the cards for Saturday when sunshine teams with an active southerly breeze to propel temperatures into the 50s!

The milder weather will wear away at snowmen and igloos while ice clogged streams break up in the sudden thaw.

Sunday will turn markedly colder with a grey overcast spitting down light rain while wisps of fog cling to the still chilled hilltops.

While conditions should dry for awhile on Sunday afternoon-early evening, a slug of southern moisture will return at night and meet head-first the colder air bleeding in from Ohio and Pennsylvania. The result may well be a bough bending, wet snowfall come Monday dawn.

The odds of wet snow accumulations are highest from Charleston south into the WV and Kentucky Coalfields.


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