Long-range spring forecast for St. Louis predicts higher risk for severe weather, floods

AccuWeather and KMOX meteorologist Dean DeVore breaks down the precipitation, the temperatures and the risk for severe weather.

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February 26, 2020 - 10:45 am

ST. LOUIS, Mo (KMOX/AccuWeather) - Spring doesn't officially start until March 19 but we are looking ahead to what AccuWeather meteorologists think the St. Louis region can expect.

The wait is over. For those hoping to thaw out from winter's chill, AccuWeather's annual spring forecast is here. Though Punxsutawney Phil recently declared the end of winter, AccuWeather meteorologists largely disagree and are calling for the current season to drag on across much of the United States, possibly even beyond the official beginning of spring.

Mild air will be slow to arrive in the Northeast, Great Lakes and Ohio Valley this year, as the chance for snow lingers into mid-spring. Meanwhile, the Southeast will brace for a wet and stormy couple of months.

The season will be split in the West as some areas will experience a prolonged winter season and others may seemingly skip the season altogether and jump ahead to summer.

Here are four key takeaways from their long-range Spring forecast:

  • Near normal rainfall this Spring, but heaviest rainfall south and east across the Tennessee Valley.

Spring forecast for flooding risks in St. Louis from AccuWeather
  • A cool and wet start to Spring, then turning warmer and drier late.

Long-range Spring forecast from AccuWeather - Temperatures
  • Some flooding is possible this Spring, but not as bad as 2019.

Long-range Spring forecast from AccuWeather - Flood risk
  • Active severe weather season overall, we'll be watching for a few outbreaks in late March and April for St. Louis.

Long-range forecast from AccuWeather - Severe weather risk

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