May is warm and sunny in North Carolina, with blossoming flowers and singing birds that wake up the land. The average temperatures are in the warm 50°F (10°C) to 80°F (26.7°C) range, with 8 hours of daily sunshine. May is the period of regular thunderstorms and heavy rainfall in the state. An odd tropical storm can breach the coast and reach the interior. The Appalachian Mountains in the west are popular during spring break, with the temperatures significantly lesser than the rest of the state. Pack outdoor gear and head to the mountains to seek adventure. The low humidity in the spring season keeps the conditions pleasant. The body is more willing to endure the efforts of biking and hiking the mountain trails than during the summer. Tornado outbreaks are likely in the spring, especially in the latter part of the season. A rain jacket helps counter the wet weather. Expect the temperatures to rise rapidly in May in North Carolina.