As Ontario starts the week with more "damaging" winds and plunging cold temperatures, The Weather Network's official spring 2019 forecast for Canada is exactly what we need to see and look forward to. In terms of the weather that Ontario can expect over the next couple of months, there's good and bad news. But, considering the brutal winter we've had, it's not entirely surprising either.
The Weather Network's Chief Meteorologist, Chris Scott, says that a "furious finish to winter" is to be expected. But, an "abrupt flip" in the temperature will take place around mid-March, inviting milder weather and a refreshing break from the bitter cold.
But, before we get to that point, early March "will feel more like January" in Ontario, The Weather Network predicts. "But a pattern reversal is expected mid March with an extended period of warmer spring weather," the forecast reads. "This will bring a heightened threat for spring flooding, especially across northern Ontario and the Ottawa Valley, where the snow depth is well above normal."
The warmer start to spring will be a far cry from last year when Ontario saw "one of the coldest Aprils on record". You probably recall that random brutal ice and snow storm that swept through the province last April. Thankfully, we won't be seeing anything like that this time around, The Weather Network claims.
"Spring will struggle at times with significant shots of colder weather that will interrupt our mild pattern later in April and into May," they say.
To see The Weather Network's complete spring 2019 forecast for every province in Canada, click here.