People who are sick of winter and can't wait for warm and sunny conditions to return have probably been counting down the days until the change in season. However, they might have to wait for there to be a complete thaw. Canada's spring forecast for 2020 is finally here but most of the country won't get into the warm weather right away. It's going to be a slow bloom, folks.\nSpring is almost here, getting closer with each passing day, but just because the season changes doesn't mean that the weather immediately follows suit.\nThe Weather Network released its spring forecast on February 26 and it turns out that most Canadians will have to wait for consistently warm temperatures to arrive.\n"Spring will tease us at times with periods of warm weather, but the warmth will lack consistency across most of Canada," said Chris Scott, The Weather Network's chief meteorologist, in a news release.\n"This spring will bring a heightened risk for several weeks of colder than normal weather, even for regions that will see average temperatures for the season overall. In addition, large parts of the country will have a wet spring," he said.\nSo you might not want to break out the shorts and t-shirts as soon as the calendar hits March 19.\nThe Weather Network | CNW Group\nWhen it comes to the season overall, the country is split between above normal, slightly above normal, near-normal, slightly below normal and below normal temperatures.\nThe Weather Network | Official Website\nIn terms of precipitation, most of the country can expect near-normal amounts except for a few pockets that could get more than the usual.\nHere's how the spring forecast breaks down across every region in Canada.\nB.C.\nView this post on Instagram Spring is just around the corner and blossoms are starting to show on the west coast! Have you seen them? Photo by @elainery, taken last year in Vancouver. #exploreBC A post shared by Destination British Columbia (@hellobc) on Feb 23, 2020 at 8:47am PST\nIn B.C., above-normal temperatures are expected along the province's western edge while the rest could get just slightly above normal.\nWhen it comes to precipitation, the entire province will be near-normal.\nAccording to The Weather Network, the season will start off slowly and inconsistently with periods of weather that are colder than normal in March and into early April.\nAlberta\nView this post on Instagram Hello summer, is that you? Photo by @matt.j.ortz | #explorealberta A post shared by Travel Alberta (@travelalberta) on May 30, 2019 at 7:54am PDT\nThe western and southern parts of the province could see temperatures that are warmer than usual when looking at the season as a whole. The eastern parts will be close to normal.\nAll parts of the province are in for the usual amount of precipitation. However, the above-normal snow depths on the Rockies could mean a risk of spring flooding.\nSaskatchewan\nView this post on Instagram Some may think it's a beautiful painting, but we promise the view is 💯 real. We're sittin' on the dock of South Bay in Waskesiu. #ExploreSask #ExploreCanada 📷 @elwoodsk A post shared by Saskatchewan (@tourismsask) on May 22, 2019 at 7:00pm PDT\nSaskatchewan is in for a pretty normal spring when it comes to temperature and precipitation. The only outlier is a pocket of wetter than usual weather near the U.S. border.\nWinter could take a few last parting shots at the province and the rest of the Prairies before the season gets into full swing.\nManitoba\nView this post on Instagram You know it’s spring when you see the sidewalks come to life with these beauties! Wonderful photo by @msallavas #onlyinthepeg #exploremb #explorecanada A post shared by Travel Manitoba (@travelmanitoba) on May 28, 2019 at 11:42am PDT\nSouthern parts of the province can expect temperatures that are right around seasonal when spring gets consistent. However, areas to the north could get slightly colder than usual conditions with the areas along Hudson's Bay at below normal.\nAlong the U.S. border and up to Winnipeg, above-normal precipitation is expected for the season.\nThe Territories\nView this post on Instagram What does your idea of paradise look like? 📍 Miles Canyon, Whitehorse. 📷 @missraulynne #exploreyukon #explorecanada . . . . . #yukon #enjoycanada #tourcanada #natureaddict #earthpix #theoutbound #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #bestvacations #natgeo #travel A post shared by Travel Yukon (@travelyukon) on Jun 9, 2019 at 10:00am PDT\nAn unusually strong polar vortex will make spring interesting up north and keep conditions chilly well into the season, especially in Nunavut.\nDespite that, most of Yukon and some parts of the Northwest Territories are expected to see slightly above normal temperatures for the season.\nWestern parts of Yukon, along the Alaska border, could get more precipitation than usual while the rest of the territories will be near normal.\nOntario\nView this post on Instagram Magnolia Alley looked especially stunning this year. 📸@rsayavong 📍 @Visit_Niagara | @NiagaraParks #DiscoverON | #ExploreCanada A post shared by Ontario Travel (@ontariotravel) on Jun 4, 2019 at 6:00am PDT\nThe northern parts of Ontario, near Hudson's Bay, could see temperatures below normal throughout the season. The further south you go, the closer to normal it gets.\nHowever, several weeks of colder than normal weather are expected across the province before the consistent warmth sets in.\nMake sure to have umbrellas at the ready because southern and eastern parts of the province are expected to get more precipitation than usual thanks to an active storm track.\nAccording to The Weather Network, that could mean a greater risk for spring flooding along the shores of the Great Lakes.\nQuebec\nView this post on Instagram Curieux d’en savoir plus sur l’histoire du Québec? Rendez-vous à l’hôtel du Parlement, dans la Vieille Capitale, pour une visite guidée gratuite et profitez-en pour admirer ce bâtiment à l’architecture remarquable. // Want to learn more about the history of Québec? Take a free guided tour of the Hôtel du Parlement in Québec City and admire the architecture of this remarkable building. . 📸: © Guy Lessard . #QuebecOriginal #ParlementDeQuebec #parlement #parliament #VilledeQuebec #QuebecCite #QcAccent #QuebecCity #Explorecanada A post shared by QuébecOriginal (@tourismequebec) on May 20, 2019 at 1:17pm PDT\nIn Quebec, southern and eastern parts could get near-normal temperatures when the consistency of the season arrives while the northern and eastern parts will be colder than usual.\nBefore the real warm weather sets in, there will be times when it gets colder than normal for weeks.\nOnly the southern parts of the province are expected to get more precipitation than usual because of the storm track.\nThe Maritimes and Newfoundland & Labrador\nView this post on Instagram 📷: acorn_art_photography: “There’s always a nook and cranny worth checking out along this winding coastline.” •• Hackett’s Cove is a picturesque village minutes from Peggy’s Cove! •• #NovaScotiaUnlisted #TheRoadToPeggysCove #VisitNovaScotia #ExploreCanada A post shared by Nova Scotia (@visitnovascotia) on May 20, 2019 at 4:58am PDT\nEach province in this region is expected to see temperatures near normal for the time of year, which includes some typical swings between cold and warm weather.\nFor the season, an active storm track will bring more precipitation than usual to parts of the region like New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.\nNewfoundland & Labrador are expected to be near normal when it comes to precipitation.\nThe Old Farmer's Almanac also predicted wetter than normal conditions for parts of Canada this spring and a slow start to warm weather.