The National Weather Service is forecasting a warmer and drier than average spring for Michigan.

The end of winter has given us a steady mix of warm temperatures and heavy snow. The NWS predicts only part of that trend will continue through spring. They expect Michigan to be warmer and drier than average in March-April-May of 2016.

Temperature Outlook March-May 2016

National Weather Service

Precipitation Outlook March-May 2016

National Weather Service

The averages used by the NWS are set by observations from 1981-2010. The coldest/driest ten years define the B (below average) category, the warmest/wettest ten years define the A (above average) category.

Unofficial, experimental forecasts show these trends continuing through July.