Spring officially arrives this morning at 10:15 am in the southeast. However, don't expect trees to bud and birds to sing just yet.
"It looks like spring is going to be off to a bit of a slow start," shared Terri Laing with Environment Canada. "We've already seen that. There's still quite a bit of snow on the ground across much of the prairies. And it looks like we have another weather system coming through Thursday, Friday into Saturday that's going to bring even more snow. Looks like some wind coming with that, maybe some freezing rain. So spring is really off to a slow start this year."
As for how the rest of the spring should treat the southeast, much of that is still unknown.
"We do have a weakening La Nina, weakening into what we call a La Nada meaning the absence of a La Nina or El Nino. With that forecast, it is supposed to be a wetter than average spring which is actually quite good for the prairies just because it's been so dry and we really need to replenish that moisture. But it's also expected to be cooler than average."
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