2019 Spring Weather Forecast (Update)

What's in Store for the Rest of the Season?

April 9, 2019
Spring Weather

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.  


The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac

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spring snow

I live in Vermont, and right now we are experiencing a very heavy, wet snowfall. It made me think of the sugaring that is going on, and I was wondering if you have ever heard of reference to this snow as being a "sugar snow"? Thanks much, Sandy.

sugar snow

“Sugar snow” has a couple or a few different connotations. In some circles, it is a snow that falls in advance of sugaring time (one source suggests that would be February); in some circles it is a light snow; and it is a description of/name for snow crystals that sift through your fingers like the granulated sweetener.

wedding weather

getting married beginning of May in Connecticut will I be a dry or wet bride


Will there be any record breaking tornado outbreaks in Indiana?

I too...

I too gained insight on the weather when I crossed paths with a woolly bear late last fall. So far the woolly bear hasn't streered me wrong. It's been smooth sailing all winter long here in the Pacific NW.

right on

You guys have been spot on so far this winter! It's definitely milder. Will keep fingers crossed.

I would like info on the Canadian almanac

Can you please tell me where I can get the Canadian almanac on line?

Canadian Edition

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You can find the Canadian Edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac at our online store!