It seems the Spring thaw is already in full swing with a couple of weeks of winter still to go.
Environment Canada’s Geoff Coulson says the warmer temperatures can be expected for the next week or two, in fact this week’s forecast has only Thursday’s high of 6 Celsius in the single digits.
Coulson says we’ll see above seasonal temperatures until at least March 21 and we may not see snow again this winter.
The overnight low’s also won’t get close to the freezing mark with the forecast calling for only Thursday night to drop to -1.
We could see showers every day this week and with the ground still frozen that could make for some flooding and dangerous situations.
Toronto Region Conservation Authority is advising residents of the dangers that exist near streams, rivers, ponds and lakes around this time of year.
The TRCA is urging people to keep family and pets away from the edge of all waterways. The warmer temperatures bring rain, melting snow and shifting ice which can contribute to higher, faster flowing water in watercourses.
There is also the danger of some localized flooding during the melting period and slippery and unstable stream banks and extremely cold water temperatures can also lead to very hazardous conditions close to any body of water.
The public is being advised to keep family members and pets safely away from any water’s edge.