Despite what Montreal looks and feels like right now, the official start to spring is just 23 days away (but who’s counting?).
The Weather Network has released its national spring forecast and, if nothing else, it’s nice to daydream about any type of weather that isn’t snow, cold and ice.
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“It looks like a furious finish to winter east of the Rockies with some wild winter weather during early March,” says Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist with The Weather Network. “However, later in March we expect an abrupt flip in the weather pattern.”
According to the long-term forecast, Quebec specifically, which has dealt with a particularly long winter, “will struggle at times with significant shots of colder weather that will interrupt our mild pattern later in April and into May.”
The Weather Network forecasts that Quebec will feel “more like January” in early March but a pattern reversal is expected to make mid-March feel more like traditional spring weather for “an extended period of time.”
And, while that may sit as good news, the weather website adds that “this will bring a heightened threat for spring flooding” where the snow depth is well above normal.
We just can’t catch a break this year, can we?
When the warmer weather does make an appearance though, it will be a welcome contrast to last year, which featured one of the coldest Aprils on record, as per The Weather Network.
Here’s what our neighbouring provinces look like in case you’re contemplating chasing down spring before it makes its way over to La Belle Province.