Many Livingston County residents are already experiencing continued spring fever and with the recent snow across the state, many are wondering how long it will all last.

Warning Coordination Meteorologist Rich Pollman is with the National Weather Service White Lake Township Office. He tells WHMI the one thing they’re seeing continuously in the longer range models that go out for a month or two is that this trend of cooler than average temperatures continues right into early May. Pollman says the only hope he can really give is that average temperatures continue to warm. He says something that is five to ten degrees below average in early May will still be in the 50’s and there will still be a warming trend. Pollman says ultimately we will get warmer weather but unfortunately, it looks like there will be a pretty consistent below average temperature pattern right into the month of May.

With warmer weather also comes the threat of severe weather and Pollman says now is the time to prepare for that. He says it’s a good time to review severe weather safety plans so everyone knows what to do if a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning is issued. (JM)