Pedestrians attempt to navigate a snowbound downtown.
CORNWALL, Ontario - At this time of year they often say spring is just around the corner.
But in the midst of this never-ending winter, it's fair to say spring is, in fact, just around the corner - but it's stuck in traffic.
Meteorologists said Tuesday spring will take its sweet time ramping up temperatures to melt the mountains of snow in Cornwall and area, with little in the way of enjoyable temperatures until some time next month, and maybe even early May.
“There’s no doubt Canadians are looking for signs of relief from the cold, wintry conditions and rest assured, you can’t hold back spring,” said Chris Scott, chief meteorologist at The Weather Network. “While the vice-like grip of arctic air will give much of the country a lingering winter headache to start March, the guarantee of rapidly lengthening days and a higher sun angle mean the first tastes of warmer weather are only a few weeks away.”
In the meantime meteorologists said there will continue to be prolonged periods of cold temperatures and it's not unheard of for there to be significant snow events in March and early April.
There is likely to be near normal amounts of precipitation, in the form of rain, when spring finally does arrive.