Spring is finally in the air

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- It looks like warm sunshine is finally stepping on old man winter's toes; after nearly 4 months of snow spring is finally in the air.

The temperatures Wednesday were in the lower forties, something we have not seen much of this March. And even though snow in March is not something new, many say the spring is way overdue.

“We've got three kids out here today, we're just enjoying the rest of the snow,” said Eau Claire resident Emily Cotton.

“My dog loves it, you know. He doesn't get out that much,” said Chippewa Falls Resident, Josh Vadnis who was walking his dog in Carson Park.

“Man, we've been cooped up all week with spring break being kind of cloudy and cool and I saw the sun and thought, OK time to go,” said Cotton.

Outside is where many were Wednesday, enjoying the sun, the warmth, the melting snow, and the inception of spring.

“I hope this isn't another tease, I hope this is finally the beginning of it (spring),” said Vadnis.

“Being from Wisconsin I love the beauty of four seasons. To me it's something to look forward to, watching the new spring flowers come up,” said Cotton.

But as many of us living in Wisconsin know- sometimes four seasons here mean more months of stretched out winter.

“Last year we were in our t-shirts you know in the 80-degree weather, and this year we're all cooped up because of the snow,” said Dillon Johnson from Chippewa Falls.

Snow is what many are ready to see gone, for good.

“I'm definitely hoping this is the hint of spring we're looking for; but old man winter has been known to all of a sudden dump on us in the middle of July. I'm definitely hoping and praying that this is it, and its stays warm,” said Johnson.

“We're ready! It's going to be 80 degrees in three weeks. We're going to get into our shorts; we're going to be playing tag not wearing snow pants. It's going to be amazing,” laughs Cotton.

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