Got into the 80’s this week. It is now reliably warm enough for the snakes to come out and amuse house cats by laying across the front porch. And an amused house cat is unlikely to misbehave, so in general this can be considered a good thing.
In case you’re wondering, they are black racers. Harmless, but seem to be more aware of people than most snakes, so you may hear about them chasing you down. They don’t. They will half stand up and take a good look at you though.