By Todd Nelson, filling in for Douglas

Despite snow in the forecast on this Presidents' Day, I am happy to report that spring has officially sprung at the Nelson abode.

Last week I planted my first round of flower seeds indoors and was delighted to see that most germinated or sprouted over the weekend. Tomato seeds will have to wait about another month, but to my fellow green-thumbers out there, happy planting!

Today will likely be our fourth day this month of measurable snowfall at MSP airport, which is defined as at least 0.1 inch or more. Believe it or not, last February we had 13 days of measurable snow, which became the snowiest February in history with 39 inches falling in the metro.

Today's light snow coating will fall mainly south and east of us, but could be enough to slow commutes. You'll need your heavy winter artillery midweek as subzero readings develop Wednesday and Thursday morning. But highs approach 40 degrees this weekend. More typical of early- to mid-March!