It's been a horribly wet winter, but things are starting to change.

Daffodils are in full bloom and cherry trees are popping with glorious foliage. The weeds in the yard are really coming to life. And that yellow-green pollen is starting to show up on cars.

All are signs that a much-needed spring will arrive soon — officially beginning at 5:58 p.m. Wednesday. It won't be very spring-like, with a temperature around 50 degrees.

A few hours later, the third and final supermoon of the year will rise above the horizon, officially becoming full at 9:43 p.m. Like its two predecessors, this moon will appear bigger and brighter than most full moons.

While warmer days are on the way, keep in mind that spring can get a little testy at times. In past years, most of the region's dangerous non-hurricane tornadoes have touched down in April and May.

Lee Tolliver, 757-222-5844, lee.tolliver@pilotonline.com

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