Spring Weather Forecast 2022: Rain or Sun? Flowers or Frost? | The Old Farmer's Almanac

Spring Weather Forecast 2022: Rain or Sun? Frost or Flowers?

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See Our Predictions for the Start of Spring and Beyond!

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For spring 2022, we expect warmer-than-normal temperatures. Find out more about weather predictions for your region  from The Old Farmer’s Almanac meteorologist Michael Steinberg.

The Almanac’s Spring Weather Forecast

Spring officially begins, of course, with the spring equinox, which arrives on Sunday, March 20, at 11:33 A.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.

What Weather Will Spring Bring Across the United States?

  • This spring, we’re expecting to see warmer-than-normal temperatures across much of the United States, except for in Florida and the Desert Southwest, where we’re predicting that temperatures will be slightly below normal for spring.

Hopefully, by the time Easter arrives on April 17, we’ll have left wintery weather far behind us!

purple crocus in rain

Spring Showers to Bring Plenty of Flowers

  • Rainfall will be above normal in parts of the South, including Georgia, southern Florida, and southern Texas, as well as parts of the Midwest (Minnesota and the eastern halves of North and South Dakota).
  • Also expect more rain than normal in a large swathe of the western U.S. stretching from the Intermountain region into the Pacific Northwest, and from Arizona westward into southern California.
  • Hawaii is also expected to experience above-normal rainfall this spring.
  • Rain is predicted to be near normal elsewhere in the country.

Springtime in Canada

In Canada, we expect spring temperatures to be above normal across most of the country, but near normal in Atlantic Canada.

Precipitation will be below normal from Atlantic Canada westward through Quebec and above normal elsewhere. 

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 2022 Old Farmer’s Almanac!