March was a little bit warmer and wetter than usual, and that's what we can expect for the next three months, too.
Peter Speck, Meteorologist from the local National Weather Service, says on average, the temperature in the Quad Cities last month was nearly four degrees higher than normal.
And we got 3.5 inches of rain, 0.65 in. more than usual, on average.
Speck says we got 4.2 inches of snow in March, which is slightly higher than normal.
For the next three months, Speck says we can expect the same. Temperatures and precipitation are forecast to be above normal for April, May, and June.
He expects more melted snow from the north to affect flooding on the Mississippi River, but not as much as in March.
For the end of this week, Speck says a front will bring a chance of rain Friday and cooler temperatures.