Groundhog: Winter’s not done yet

Published 1:08 am Friday, February 3, 2017

If Punxsutawney Phil, the weather-predicting groundhog, is to be believed, the relatively-balmy weather being enjoyed by locals isn’t here to stay, yet.

The Pennsylvania groundhog saw his shadow, declaring six more weeks of winter for the United States – a prognostication with which AccuWeather meteorologists largely agree.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Paul Pastelok said there will be more rain than snow on the East Coast in coming weeks, and wet weather will grip cities from the mid-Atlantic down to the Florida Panhandle .

The rest of Florida will mark the exception for the Southeast, as dry weather prevails between now and springtime, he said.

The spring season will officially begin on March 20.