Yes, it is now less than a week until spring officially begins, but it may not feel so much like spring in the Northeast, as temperatures will still likely be well below average. As spring draws nearer, temperatures will be on the rise, but not very significantly. The Jet Stream may stay a little further to the south, keeping warmer spring or even summer like temperatures down in the Southeastern US. As for Canada, temperatures that have been around for most of winter will be a bit better, but not very significantly. As temperatures warm during the day above freezing, and well below freezing for much of the Northeast US, black ice and some localized flooding is possible with all the melting and refreezing.