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03/12/2013

It’s going to be a warmer, stormier spring

For those who like it warm, here is good news about this spring: AccuWeather.com says temperatures will end up “near to above average across most of eastern, northern and Atlantic Canada.”

But central and western Canada will be “dominated by near or cooler-than-normal conditions,” says the news release.

Spring 2013 will be quite similar to last year when the west was cooler while the east and north were warmer. The spring of 2012 was the 9th warmest on record for Canada, said AccuWeather.com.

It also said to expect “a more active storm track across the eastern Prairies and into northern Ontario, which will result in a wetter spring and additional late-season snowfall across this region and extending up into central Quebec.”

This storm track will also lead to warmer spells in southern and central Ontario, including the Windsor-Toronto corridor.

The overall threat for strong to severe thunderstorms will be higher than normal across southern Ontario during May and into June, said AccuWeather.com.

Raveena Aulakh is the Toronto Star's environment reporter. She is intrigued by climate change and its impact, now and long-term. Follow her on Twitter @raveenaaulakh

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