People, retailers think spring during big March chill
Melissa McCrady reports. Video by tmj4.comvideo
MILWAUKEE - Tuesday is the last official day of winter, even if your outside thermometer doesn't agree.
However, people and business in Milwaukee are beginning to think spring.
It may seem hard to do that when looking at things like frozen garden hoses in one person's yard, and near-zero or single-digit wind chills.
A local Target store caused quite a contrast, showing Easter decorations and spring fashions that people can't sport...yet.
"I can't wear cute Easter closhes because it's too cold," said Marina Torres, a shopper. "I miss spring."
Today's forecasted high was supposed to be 29 degrees. On this date in 2012, it was 72.
People would have to drive more than 350 miles south to St. Louis to get to 40-degree temperatures, or they could step inside a local retail store.
"We have swim patio, everything you need to enjoy the nice warm weather that's hopefully right around the corner," said Ryan Pitz, the team leader at Target.
Tomorrow, the first official day of spring, was to bring the coldest day of the week with a high of 27 degrees.