We know the question on your mind, Chattanoogans — what’s up with the weather?
Thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, we know what temperatures and precipitation trends to expect in our city for March, April, and May. While exact weather conditions typically can’t be predicted more than a week in advance, here’s a seasonal outlook to help you prepare for what spring in Chattanooga could bring.
Reminder: The first day of spring is on Monday, March 20.
Think warm. This spring, Chattanooga has a 40-50% chance of temperatures being higher than normal.
Expect slightly more precipitation. Chattanooga has a 33-40% chance of seeing higher-than-average rainfall amounts this spring.
🌼 Moving into March
Historically, the first month of spring in Chattanooga is pretty mild, with an average temperature ranging from 41.9° to 59.4°. However, this March you can expect warmer temps, with several days in the lower 70s.
Note: On Sunday, March 12 at 2 a.m., Daylight Saving Time starts (more on this coming soon).
☔ Approaching April
Typically, April temperatures fluctuate between 49.5° and 69.4°, making it a perfectly pleasant month to enjoy Chattanooga’s outdoors… that is, when it’s not raining. It tends to rain 14.3 days out of the month of April, so make sure to have an umbrella on hand. Pro tip: you can also check out some of our favorite rainy day activities.
☀️ It’s gonna be May
During the last month of spring, temperatures tend to crank up in the Scenic City, as May’s temps range between 57.2° and 78.1°. The warmer temps are still met with an average of 15.8 days of rain + relative humidity levels at 77%. The good news? The daily average amount of sunshine during this month is 9.4 hours.