2018 Spring Weather Forecast

Spring Weather Predictions from the Old Farmer's Almanac

Spring 2017 Weather Outlook (U.S.)

Winter is nearly over, which means that spring is just around the corner! What kind of weather can we expect this year? Get your 2018 Spring Weather Forecast from The Old Farmer’s Almanac!

Here’s a glimpse at how the weather will be in your region this spring, which begins with the spring equinox on March 20 and concludes with the summer solstice on June 21.

2018 Spring Weather Forecast (U.S)

2018 US weather regions

Note: To see a national map of the weather regions, go to Almanac.com/weather/longrange. To see a map of your region, click on your region below.

Region 1: Northeast

  • Spring will begin with a mix of showers and sun, but winter may rear its head again to bring about more snow in late March.
  • April and May will be rainier than normal, with near-normal temperatures.
  • The end of spring will bring warm weather and scattered thunderstorms.

Region 2: Atlantic Corridor

  • The start of spring will bring about cooler-than-normal temperatures, with occasional rain showers.
  • April and May will be slightly rainier than normal, with near-normal temperatures.
  • Spring will end mildly with sunny weather and a smattering of scattered thunderstorms.

Region 3: Appalachians

  • The beginning of spring will be mostly rainy and cool, but some sun could sneak through, with luck.
  • April and May will also be rainier and cooler than normal.
  • The tail end of spring will be warm, leading into summer with a few thunderstorms.

Region 4: Southeast

  • Spring will begin with rain and cooler-than-normal temperatures.
  • In contrast, April and May will be drier than normal, with temperatures near normal in the southern part of the region and below normal in the north.
  • Spring will end with cool, sunny weather mixed with a few thunderstorms.

Region 5: Florida

  • The end of winter heading into spring will bring scattered thunderstorms, but warm weather.
  • April and May will be a bit hotter and drier than normal.
  • Thunderstorms and cooler weather will dominate the end of spring, with some sun mixed in in the northern part of the state.

Region 6: Lower Lakes

  • Expect a cool, wet start to spring, filled with a mix of rain and snow showers.
  • April and May will be warmer and slightly drier than normal.
  • The end of spring will bring warm, scattered thunderstorms and rain showers.

Region 7: Ohio Valley

  • Spring will begin with cool temperatures and rain.
  • April and May will be cooler and rainier than normal.
  • The end of spring will be predominantly sunny and mild, with occasional thunderstorms and rain.

Region 8: Deep South

  • The start of spring will be cool and sunny, speckled with a few thunderstorms.
  • April and May will be cooler and rainier than normal.
  • Spring will end with mild weather and sun.

Region 9: Upper Midwest

  • Milder-than-normal temperatures and rain showers will mark the start of spring.
  • April and May will be cooler than normal, with near-normal precipitation.
  • As spring tapers off and turns into summer, the weather will be cool, with a few thunderstorms.

Region 10: Heartland

  • Spring will begin with rainy periods and milder-than-normal temperatures. 
  • April and May will be cooler and rainier than normal.
  • Spring will end with thunderstorms and cooler weather.

Region 11: Texas–Oklahoma

  • As spring begins, milder temperatures will begin to cool, and some rain showers are expected.
  • April and May will be cooler and rainier than normal.
  • The end of spring will bring another cool period, with sun in the northern part of the region and thunderstorms in the south.

Region 12: High Plains

  • The start of spring will be cool overall, with sun in the northern part of the region and periods of rain and snow in the south.
  • April and May will be cooler than normal, with precipitation a bit above normal.
  • The final days of spring will be sunny and warm.

Region 13: Intermountain

  • Spring will begin with cool weather and a few showers.
  • April and May will be warmer and slightly drier than normal.
  • Spring will glide into summer with cool, sunny weather that slowly turns hot. Scattered thunderstorms possible.

Region 14: Desert Southwest

  • Cool weather, with rain and snow in the eastern part of the region and sun in the west.
  • April and May will be slightly rainier than normal, with temperatures below normal in the east and near normal in the west.
  • Spring will end with thunderstorms turning into warm weather and sun.

Region 15: Pacific Northwest

  • The beginning of spring will bring cool, rainy days turning to sunny and milder weather towards the end of March.
  • April and May will be warmer and drier than normal.
  • The end of spring will be warm, with a mix of sun and rain showers.

Region 16: Pacific Southwest

  • Spring will start with cool weather, with sun in the northern part of the region and periods of rain in the south.
  • April and May will be slightly drier than normal. Temperatures will be below normal near the coast and above normal inland.
  • Spring will turn into summer with sunny weather throughout the region. Cooler temperatures can be expected along the coast.

Region 17: Alaska

  • Temperatures will be turning milder, with clear weather in the northern part of the state and snow showers in the south.
  • April and May will be warmer than normal, with slightly-above-normal precipitation.
  • The end of spring will be sunny and cool.

Region 18: Hawaii

  • Spring will begin with showers throughout the islands, with cooler temperatures in the east and west, and warmer temperatures central.
  • April and May will be slightly cooler and drier than normal.
  • Spring will end with cool weather, with rain showers in the east and west, and sun in the central part of the region.

2018 Spring Weather Forecast (Canada)

2018 Canadian Weather Regions

Region 1: Atlantic Canada

  • Spring will begin with rain and snow before turning sunny, with colder-than-normal temperatures.
  • April and May will be rainier than normal, with near-normal temperatures.
  • Spring ends with warmer-than-normal temperatures and a mix of sun and rain.

Region 2: Southern Quebec

  • Spring starts out sunny and mild, with a bit of rain as well.
  • April and May will be rainier and slightly cooler than normal.
  • At the end of spring, warm-than-normal weather and scattered showers are expected.

Region 3: Southern Ontario

  • Spring brings with it milder-than-normal weather and some sun, followed by rain showers.
  • April and May will be a bit cooler than normal, with near-normal precipitation. 
  • A few rain showers are expected, with warmer-than-normal temperatures.

Region 4: The Prairies

  • Rain and snow will usher in the beginning of spring, but sunnier skies and milder temperatures will follow.
  • April and May will be slightly cooler and rainier than normal.
  • Spring will end with thunderstorms and cooler weather.

Region 5: Southern British Columbia

  • At the start of spring, snow showers are expected in the north, with rain in the south. Milder-than-normal temperatures are predicted throughout the region.
  • April and May will have above-normal temperatures, with near- to below-normal precipitation.
  • The end of spring brings a mix of sun and rain, with warmer-than-normal temperatures.

Region 6: Yukon

  • Spring starts with clear, milder-than-normal weather, with some rain and snow showers at the end of March.
  • April and May will be a bit warmer than normal, with below-normal precipitation and snowfall.
  • Spring ends with rain, but warmer-than-normal temperatures.

Region 7: Northwest Territories

  • Spring will start out clear and seasonable, but snow and colder weather will creep into the northern part of the region, with clear and milder weather remaining in the south.
  • April and May will be warmer and drier than normal, with below-normal snowfall.
  • Spring will end with warmer-than-normal temperatures and rain.

Learn More About Spring

Read our Vernal Equinox page to celebrate the first day of spring on March 20! 

Check out some our favorite Spring Recipes to get a real taste of the season.

Spring means gardening! Get started with our Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Guide, or see our Growing Guides for plant-specific advice!

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