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2023 Spring Weather Forecast: Is Warm, Wet Weather Headed YOUR Way?

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See Our Predictions for the Start of Spring and Beyond!

Bob Smerbeck & Brian Thompson
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What weather does Spring 2023 have in store for us? Will it get warmer or cool off? Is rain on the way? Here are predictions from The Old Farmer’s Almanac!

The Almanac’s Spring Weather Forecast

Spring officially begins, of course, with the spring equinox, which arrives this year on Monday, March 20, at 5:24 P.M. Eastern Time. At this time, the Sun stands directly over Earth’s equator, and we can wake up knowing that we are inching ever closer to the longest day of the year, the summer solstice.

But let’s not get too ahead of ourselves dreaming of summer weather just yet. First, let’s talk about what to expect for spring.

purple crocus in rain

What Weather Will Spring Bring?

Spring as a whole has the potential to be a warmer-than-normal period across much of the U.S. While there may be some pockets of chillier air across the mid-Atlantic, Appalachians, and parts of the Rockies, most areas will tend to lean toward the milder side.

Precipitation looks to be on the wet side from the West Coast through the Plains and into the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Elsewhere, the April flowers may need a little manual watering to get going in a drier weather pattern.

Hopefully, by the time Easter arrives on April 9, we’ll have left wintery weather behind us!

Springtime in Canada

Canada will tend to be drier in eastern areas and wetter in central and western parts of the country. Temperatures will largely be near or above normal, but the chill may hold on longer across the Northwest Territories.

Tomato seedlings

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your… Seeds!

Good news! Warmer-than-normal spring temperatures could mean an early start to the gardening season in many regions.

No matter where you are, be sure to consult our Planting Calendar for suggested seed-starting and planting dates in your area—and keep an eye out for frost!

→ Looking to get started with gardening? Check out our Learn to Garden hub, a collection of free step-by-step guides designed to teach you everything you need to know about gardening!

See More Forecasts from The Old Farmer’s Almanac

So, are you feeling ready for spring? We sure are. For more weather forecasts and folklore, pick up a copy of the 2023 Old Farmer’s Almanac!

Gardening Calendar