First day of spring is here

Will it finally warm up?

Even though it doesn't feel like it, the first day of spring is finally here. 

The season officially starts at 12:57 pm ET today. 

Many people have been counting down to that moment for a long time, after an unseasonably cold winter. 

Environment Canada has been the bearer of bad news for months now. 

"And I don't have any better news," says meteorologist Geoff Coulson. 

He says the temperatures will remain below seasonal until at least mid-April. 

"If there is any comfort to take in this, we do know that normal highs in the Toronto area in mid-April should be about 11 degrees," Coulson says. "So even if things are going to be a little bit colder than that, it would still mean hopefully daytime highs of about 7 or 8." 

He says it's too early to predict what the summer will be like but, so far, some models show an average season, while others show the cooler-than-normal temperatures continuing. 

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  1. john posted on 03/20/2014 11:31 AM
    spring ? ware ?
  2. Peter posted on 03/20/2014 11:46 AM
    Hey Justine,

    . . . isn't that a fine photo. The blossoms with the grass, and winding path.


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