March is cold in Washington during the early days of the beautiful spring season. Day temperatures rise a little to register in the average 43°F (6.1°C) to 53°F (11.7°C) range, while the average night temperatures remain in the cold 25°F (-3.9°C) to 35°F (1.7°C) range. The skies are cloudy, and the conditions are wet, as the state receives an average of 4.3" (109mm) of rainfall. Seattle rarely has freezing nights with temperatures in the 40°F (4.4°C) to 55°F (12.8°C), while Spokane in the east is cold between 32°F (0°C) to 49°F (9.4°C). The snowfall is light in the east and negligible in the west, but the mountains receive vast amounts. The weather is unpredictable in spring as sunny days alternate between cloudy and cold ones. Do not expect the coastal region to be dry and sunny for the entire month as low-pressure belts often bring rain in early spring. Wear warm jackets, which can take care of the precipitation, especially on cruises and whale watching tours as the season begins in March in Washington.