Rejoice, Lexingtonians — the spring equinox was yesterday — Sun., March 20 — and with that, the promise of warmer days, blossoming landscapes, and yes (takes deep sigh) pollen. Personally, we think the weather is an underrated conversation topic, so we peeked at some of the major weather trends headed our way over the next few months.
Here’s what you can expect this spring in the Bluegrass and beyond based on predictions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center.
Think warm. Expect to see warmer-than-normal temperatures across much of the United States, with the exception of the Pacific Northwest, California coast + upper Midwest, where temperatures are expected to be slightly cooler through at least April. In Lexington, there’s a 40-50% chance of temps being hotter than usual. Usually, Lexington averages highs of 66° in April, 75 in May, and 83 in June.
Keep your umbrella nearby. There’s a 40-50% chance that rain will trend above normal through June. Usually, Lexington averages 3.6 inches of rain in April, 5.26 inches in May, and 4.4 inches in June.
Did you know? The equinox is often associated with rebirth, fertility, and new beginnings. It’s even celebrated as a national holiday in Japan. Here are a few ideas for how you can celebrate spring + extended daylight hours here in Lexington —
- Take an extended after-work stroll through Jacobson Park. Who knows, you might catch a glimpse of Pelly.
- Give back + get outside by participating in a Water Week event.
- Treat yourself to a happy hour appetizer or cocktail at one of the many restaurants along the 100 block of N. Limestone. Most of the restaurants on this block have great patio seating.