We're hard pressed to call it a heat wave, but next week is promising to bring daytime high temperatures more like springtime than winter.

The National Weather Service forecast for Battle Creek suggests temperatures in the 40's all next week, with fairly quiet weather - even a couple of mostly sunny days. Other forecasters are suggesting temperatures in the 50's for a couple of days late next week and/or the weekend.

Get ready to get out your garden implements and break up the ice stuck to your driveway! We'l update the forecast on The Richard Piet Show and all day long on WBCK.