Ah the first day of spring in Toronto.
It feels like we’ve been waiting for this day since December 21… or more like September 22.
So with our second-favourite season upon us, what should Toronto expect?
According to The Weather Network, near normal or above normal temperatures are expected to dominate across most of the country.
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“However, it is important to remember that spring is a tumultuous season, and this year will be not be an exception,” said Dr. Doug Gillham, Weather Network Meteorologist. “Everyone should still expect chilly interruptions as we make the transition from winter to summer.”
The good news is, in Toronto and most of Ontario, the region will experience a typical spring, which means back and forth swings in temperatures.
Dr. Gillham said that March brought a transition from January-like weather to a pattern more typical of March.
“However, the road to consistent spring weather does contain more pot holes than initially expected as the rest of March will still bring a couple shots of colder weather,” he said.
It will be April and May that will see the majority of the temperature swings, which are typical for spring.
“That means that we will see a more typical spring this year, in contrast to the consistent cold pattern that we saw last year,” said Gillham, who also warned of a heightened threat for spring flooding.
And looking ahead to summer, Gillham said that it’s looking like another warm to hot summer for southern Ontario.
We’ll enjoy spring for now…