Canada's Spring 2018 Weather Forecast: Lots Of Thunderstorms And Flooding, Still Some Snow
Accuweather breaks down the upcoming weather for spring.
Accuweather has released its Spring 2018 weather outlook for Canada and it looks like it's going to be a particularly cool and wet season.
Brett Anderson, Accuweather's chief meteorologist, explains the forecast by region:
British Columbia & Alberta
Cold weather will persist in much of central and western Canada for the first half of spring, which will allow for a longer ski season. There will be several chances for significant snowfall in the Rockies and Coastal range throughout April. Vancouver and parts of southwestern B.C. will start off cool and wet in March and April, but will start seeing warmer and drier conditions by May.
Saskatchewan & Manitoba
There will be warmer and drier-than-normal conditions for Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba (including Winnipeg), which could lead to less risk of flooding but more risk of drought for the spring and summer months.
Ontario & Quebec
A primary storm track will situate itself along the Great Lakes region, which will cause "a higher number of days with rain or snow from much of Ontario through western Quebec." There is a significant risk of spring flooding for these areas due to the increased frequency of storms, snow melt and saturated ground. Temperatures will also be cooler than normal this spring, delaying the break-up of lake ice across the Great Lakes region. Cities to watch for the aforementioned forecasts include Thunder Bay, Windsor, Toronto and Ottawa.
A primary storm track combined with above-normal ocean temperatures will result in milder spring conditions compared to normal for Atlantic Canada, including Halifax and St. John's.
Read Accuweather's full report here.