Spring 2024 weather forecast for Lakeland

Prepare for spring weather in Lakeland, FL with these seasonal temperature and precipitation outlooks.


The flowers in bloom on Lake Morton.

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We know the question on your mind, Lakelanders — when’s it going to get hot? 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 will bring.

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

A map of the United States showing the seasonal temperature outlook.

According to the map, Lakeland’s spring temps have an equal chance of leaning above or below normal.

Screenshot via NOAA

🌡️ Temperature

Things could go... either way. This spring, Lakeland has an equal chance of temperatures being higher or lower than normal. Personally, we wouldn’t hate if the heat held off a bit longer.

🌨️ Precipitation

Expect a few more rainy days. Lakeland has a 50-60% chance of seeing higher than average rainfall amounts this spring.

Mild March

Average temperatures in Lakeland throughout March tend to range from high-50s to high-70s, with the average high hitting ~76°. In other words, it’s the perfect time of year for nice mornings on the porch with coffee in hand. Don’t forget: On Sunday, March 10, we’ll “spring forward” and get an extra hour of daylight in the evenings.

April showers

April is when Lakeland typically begins to see more rain — and this year, we might see more of it than normal. Temperatures also tend to start rising this month, with the average high moving up to ~83° and the average low hitting ~63°.

May brings the heat

Historically, May is when we really start to feel the heat here in Lakeland. Average highs this month get up to ~86°, and potential higher-than-average amounts of rain this year could translate to more humidity. In the past, Lakeland’s average relative humidity in May has been 73%.

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