After stirring but stumbling, it takes a giant step this Sunday with temperatures catapulting into the 60s.
Then the incipient warm season hits its stride as mercury crescendos into the 70s early next week.
Could we flirt with 80 some time Tuesday or Wednesday? Perhaps.
Will this warmth just be a tease? Will temperatures revert to their winter ways?
While the occasional cold front will knock temperatures back from their lofty new heights, the long-range weather patterns offer no indication of sustained wind and cold.
Yes, this weekend you can probably shelve your winter coats.
Meanwhile, perhaps it’s time for the Groundhog to pen a mea culpa.