Spring is well underway, but with the recent snow and cold temperatures, it may not feel that way for a large part of the country. So what’s in store for the rest of the season? Rain, shine, or—dare we say it—even more snow?
According to The 2019 Old Farmer’s Almanac and our traditionally 80 percent-accurate weather forecasts, spring temperatures in the U.S. will be “cooler than normal in the Northeast, Appalachians, Upper Midwest, Pacific Southwest, and northern Intermountain regions.” In the rest of the country—including the typically cool Pacific Northwest and Lower Lakes regions—temperatures will likely be warmer than usual during late April and May.
Will April Showers Bring May Flowers?
As a welcome reprieve from the weather of the last month of so, we’re predicting below normal precipitation in the Atlantic Corridor, Appalachians, and Intermountain regions, as well as in the Desert Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Southwest, and western Hawaii for the rest of spring. Normal to above-normal rainfall is expected elsewhere, but on the bright side, that could mean a season of bountiful blooms ahead!
Thunderstorms on the Horizon
While beachgoing weather may be on the mind for some in late spring, you may want to hold off on applying the sunscreen just yet. The Almanac’s forecast calls for a chance of thunderstorms in popular vacation areas in the Southeast, Florida, and Pacific Southwest, including the beaches of California, beginning in late April and continuing through May.
Hawaii is often the perfect spring getaway, but not every day will be sunshine and rainbows. While some of the islands that make up the paradise state will experience below average rainfall, heavy thunderstorms are also expected, especially in the east.
Canada Will Be Singing in the Rain!
After another cold winter and a cool start to spring, most Canadians should expect to finally get some relief from the snow…in the form of rain. Rain boots and umbrellas will be the fashion of the season! Plus, a few late bouts of snow are also in the forecast for parts of Canada, including the Prairies and Atlantic Canada.
As for late spring temperatures, they will be near or below normal across Canada.
Spring Is In The Air!
Are you ready?
The 2019 Old Farmer’s Almanac has you covered. Be prepared for the coming season by picking up your copy today.