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Raleigh’s spring weather outlook for 2024

Learn about the predicted spring weather outlook including March, April, and May in Raleigh, NC — psst... the first day of spring is Tuesday, March 19.

The Raleigh Rose Garden.

We can’t wait for The Raleigh Rose Garden to be in bloom.

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We know the question on your mind, Raleighites — when’s it going to get warm again? Thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, we know what temperatures and precipitation trends to expect — keep reading for the spring weather outlook in Raleigh 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 will bring.

Reminder: The first day of spring is Tuesday, March 19 — thanks, Leap Year.

The Seasonal Temperature Outlook map for Spring 2024.

It may be slightly warmer in Raleigh this spring.

Screenshot via Climate Prediction Center


Think warmer. Raleigh has a 40-50% chance of temps being hotter than usual. Usually, the city averages highs of 62° in March, 72° in April, and 79° in May.


Expect slightly more precipitation. Raleigh has a 40-50% chance of seeing higher than average rainfall amounts this spring.


Typically in Raleigh, March’s temperatures fluctuate between an average low of 40° and an average high of 62° — it’s still a little chilly, so don’t put your jackets away just yet. The high is usually ~6° warmer than in February, but we aren’t quite in the clear for snow. Raleigh has seen measurable snow in March + April.

On the sunny side: Look out for daffodils and cherry blossoms in bloom.


You’ll most likely need to keep a light jacket close by in April — the average high and low temps are between 72° + 48°. Expect gentle breezes, mild-cool temps, and overcast about 44% of the time. This month, we’ll get about 13 hours of daylight a day (one more hour than in March) — make the most of the extra sunlight with the most anticipated events in 2024.


Historically, average highs in May are 79°, with an average low of 57°. Enjoy these moderate-high while they last, because Raleigh’s temps typically rise ~7° in June. Pro tip: The Raleigh Rose Garden begins to bloom around Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12.

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