By CBS3 Staff

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — Warmer weather is on its way, according to Punxsutawney Phil. Phil the Groundhog made his annual prediction Sunday morning at Gobbler’s Knobb in Jefferson County.

Just before 7:30 a.m., Phil determined there would be an early spring because he did not see his shadow.

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Groundhog Day started in the hills of Pennsylvania in the small town of Punxsutawney, where there is a population of just under 6,000 people.

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Every year thousands gather in the town for the groundhog day festivities.