Groundhogs Day has come and gone, with Punxsutawney Phil not seeing his shadow, therefore ushering in an early arrival for spring. That's at least what the legend says, although the groundhog isn't exactly batting 1000 percent over the last few decades.

We're in the midst of a warmer than normal temperatures in New York State, and it should get even warmer by the time we reach the end of the week; some parts of the state could reach 50 degrees.

However, that warmer weather shouldn't be permanent. We will likely be back in cold and even snow by next week, with another possible heavy snow event for early next week.

92.9 WBUF logo
Get our free mobile app

Direct Weather is tracking snow totals off the European and GFS models, with could produce accumulating snow, possibly even near a foot by Valentine's Day next week.

This is part of a colder spell of air that should filter into the state by next Monday.

Ryan Hall also predicts a colder back half of February for the northeast and east coast in general. He refers to at least one more "big daddy snowstorm," likely for the last two weeks of February. Exactly where that snowstorm takes place is still undetermined, but everyone agrees the last two weeks of February will be colder.

The Weather Channel's 10-day forecast for Western New York reveals that high temperatures will go into the 20's by the middle of next week. That's a good 20 degrees cooler than what the high temperatures will be by the end of this week.

Hopefully, March will be tame but it looks like February will be a mixed bag of good and bad weather.

9 Forbidden Foods That Are Banned In New York State

Due to government regulations, these are foods that are forbidden in most of the United States.

Gallery Credit: Dave Wheeler

The Top 10 Fastest Growing Cities in New York State

Another year means another round of residents either moving to or leaving the state. While New York is seeing quite a few people flee the state, the majority of them appear to be leaving New York City.

A report from the New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found NYC's population shrank by 5 percent since 2021.

The report also found that some of those city-dwellers relocated to towns just outside the Big Apple, which seems to be backed up by the latest Census data. In fact, 9 of the 10 cities with the fastest growing populations are within driving distance to NYC.

Gallery Credit: Megan

25 Worst Paying Jobs in New York State

Here are the 25 worst paying jobs in New York State. Is your job on the list?

Gallery Credit: Canva.com