Rochester, MN KROC AM News) - The Rochester area enjoyed a warm day Friday that saw temperatures climb into the low 40s, which helped get rid of some of this week’s heavy snow.

The warmer weather also helped motorists reclaim city streets that had been covered with ice since Monday’s storm, making for a rough ride. There was another weather-related phenomenon earlier in the day as snow and ice chunks began falling off trees, pelting vehicles and pedestrians in some areas.

It will turn cold again Sunday and Monday followed by a slight warmup Tuesday and Wednesday. And then expect another round of subzero weather by the end of next week, which means it will be a frigid Groundhog Day in the Rochester area.

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