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From 15cm to 16 C: Spring-like forecast for GTA this week

CityNews | posted Monday, Mar 7th, 2016

Whatever is left of the snow in your backyard won’t last much longer with spring-like temperatures expected in the GTA this week.

According to 680 NEWS meteorologist Jill Taylor, Monday’s high is 11 C, but it will be 14 C on Tuesday and 16 C by Wednesday.

And while winter technically doesn’t end for another couple of weeks, the warm trend is expected to last until then.

“It looks like an early spring and we’ll be dealing with temperatures quite mild right through to March 20, the start of astronomical spring,” Taylor said.

However, Taylor warns winter-type weather can’t be ruled out just yet.

“We could be dealing with a surprise-type storm at the end of March beginning of April that brings that winter-type weather back to us,” she said.

If the snow returns, you can blame Wiarton Willie, the only groundhog that to hold out on predicting an early spring.

But the GTA has been lucky so far, receiving almost 44 centimetres of snow, which is a fraction of the 97 centimetres the region had by March of last year.

And, brace for it: The calendar is going to steal an hour of sleep from you this weekend, when the clocks spring forward an hour on Sunday for Daylight Saving Time.


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