Groundhog sees shadow; NWS sees strong winter storm in Midwest, Northeast

The Washington Post reported early Feb. 2 that famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow in the annual Groundhog Day ceremony in Punxsutawney, Pa. Tradition says this is a sign there is going to be six more weeks of winter.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service (NWS) says a strong winter storm will move out of the Midwest and into the Northeast and northern Mid-Atlantic region through Monday.

An axis of moderate to heavy snow will continue to develop from the Lower Great Lakes through New York and into the Northeast. Cold air in place from central Pennsylvania into southern New England could set up a zone of sleet and freezing rain to the south of the heavy snow.