Asheville’s spring weather outlook for 2024

Prepare for spring weather in the Land of the Sky with these seasonal temperature and precipitation outlooks.

skyline photo with a pink sunset and pink flower blooms

Look forward to painted sunsets and colorful blooms.

Photo via @wncphototours

Get ready to put some spring in your step. 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 might bring.

Reminder: The first day of spring is on Tuesday, March 19.

AVL spring weather outlook

It may be slightly warmer in Asheville this season.

Screenshot via Climate Prediction Center

🌡️ Temperature

Think warmer. This spring, Asheville has a 33-40% chance of temperatures being higher than normal.

🌨️ Precipitation

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


Typically in Asheville, March brings an average low of 37° and an average high of 59.8°. The high is usually ~6° warmer than in February — but it’s still a little chilly, so don’t put your jackets away just yet.


In April, the average high is usually around 69.4°, with a low around 44.6°. Toward the end of the month, we’ll start seeing frost-free days, making it a perfect time to start cultivating your garden — in April, Asheville gets an average of 4.17 inches of rain that your plants can drink up.

Pro tip: The plants at Asheville Botanical Gardens start showing off peak blooms in mid-April.


Historically, average highs in May are 76.3°, with an average low of 53.2°. Enjoy these moderate highs while they last, because June’s average temperatures heat up ~7°. The average UV index reaches 5 in May, so don’t slack on your sunscreen during your afternoon walk in the park.

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