NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Winter has dragged on across the Tri-State area and much of the country, but here’s a sign spring is close at hand: Daylight Saving Time arrives early Sunday morning.

Most Americans will set their clocks 60 minutes forward before heading to bed Saturday night. Daylight Saving Time officially starts Sunday at 2 a.m. local time.

While many will groan over the idea of losing an hour of sleep. The annual spring forward also means an extra hour of evening light for many months ahead.

It’s also a good annual reminder to replace the batteries in home warning devices such as smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and hazard warning radios.

Not everyone in the United States observes Daylight Saving Time. Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas all abstain.

Daylight saving time ends Nov. 2 when we set our clocks back an hour.

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