Spring has Sprung! but Winter may stick around for a bit longer


Finally, Spring is here following one of the snowiest winters in recent memory. Spring officially arrived at 6:28am Monday morning and although temperatures will remain above freezing for most of the day, that Spring feeling won’t last.

Another shot of colder air will sink down over the great lakes starting Tuesday and remain there until Friday. Frequent wet snow showers or freezing rain will also stick around for a few days.  No major accumulation is expected. Spring rain showers are expected Friday as temperatures bump back up to seasonal values.

But what about the rest of the Spring?

In January, SaultOnline.com published a story stating that the snowpack would be gone ten days later than usual. That forecast still remains. Expect the snow pack in the Sault to be gone for the most part by April 20th. Currently we still have 20 cm on the ground, higher in some spots.

April will bring with it warmer temps and some stormy days. Rain and thunderstorms are forecast for a good part of the month. Temperatures will increase to mid double digits on the plus side by mid-April. The outlook for Spring however seems to be falling into the  normal temperatures and above normal precipitation categories. A strong storm track could produce heavier amounts of rain and rough weather. But at least the snow will be gone in about a month!

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Craig Huckerby
Craig Huckerby is a seasoned broadcast and media professional with over 35 years in local media. Starting in television, Craig became known as "the weather guy" on local television before pioneering internet media in the Sault. Craig is credited for bringing local television back to the Sault via the internet in 2003 with LTVNEWS.COM and was instrumental in launching SooNews.ca and Local2.ca. Craig is happy to be part of the Sault's newest media team and website, SaultOnline.com