It sure doesn't look anything like Spring outside right now, but take heart. Warmer weather is just around the corner. Sarah Jamison of the National weather Service in Cleveland says their just released Spring long range forecast for April and May should make you quickly forget about winter...
Jamison tells AkronNewsNow " They are suggesting that temperatures are going to be above normal. That's going to be quite a turnaround from going through March with temperatures well below normal."
Jamison says the rapid warm-up should begin in early April, mid-April at the latest.
" Besides just the normal seasonal fluctuations, it looks like the pattern itself will favor even above normal temperatures" says Jamison.
As for precipitation this Spring, "As far as going into the next couple of months the precipitation looks like it will be at or slightly above normal. So that at least would favor us not to go into another drought like we did last Spring of last year," says Sarah Jamison.