Groundhog day is Thursday, it's that time of year again when meteorologists step aside to let Punxsutawney Phil make its famed weather forecast.

On Thursday, the world's celebrity groundhog will be coaxed from his burrow in western Pennsylvania as an anxious nation watches to find out whether we'll have an early spring or six more weeks of miserable winter weather.

According to legend, if it's sunny and Phil sees his shadow, the groundhog will return to his burrow, which means the USA, including Michigan, will endure six more weeks of cold and snow.

If it's cloudy Feb. 2, the critter won't see his shadow and will leave his burrow, meaning winter will soon end and an early start to spring is coming.  Here's more from USA Today.