Weather and Packing Advice for Knoxville, TN

Knoxville, Tennessee, is located in a temperate climate zone, making the weather here generally mild. Winters are short, springs linger, summers are gentle, and autumns bring a burst of color to the rolling hills of this area. All four seasons have much to offer to this Tennessee city.

The coldest month during Knoxville's winters is January, with a high of 45 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 26 degrees Fahrenheit. For every other month in the winter, you can expect temperatures to normally be in the 40s. While March sees the most precipitation in the winter, January has the most snowfall with an average of 3.9 inches. If you're coming to Knoxville for the holidays, you'll want to pack warm clothes, coats and accessories, and snow and rain gear.

In April, you can expect an average temperature of about 58 degrees. Spring temperatures really begin to warm up in May with highs normally being around 77 degrees Fahrenheit and lows being 53 degrees Fahrenheit. You may see a little snowfall in March with the beginning of spring (an average 1.7 inches), but by May, snowfall is down to less than a half inch a month. Precipitation, however, remains steady throughout the season, bringing in between about 4 and 5 inches from March to June. These season brings in the fresh beauty of new flowers and dogwoods, so if you're traveling to Knoxville at this time, make sure to bring your camera along with lighter clothes and jackets.

Throughout the summer months, temperatures average in the high 70s, but you should expect hotter temperatures. Summer temperatures reach their peak in July with highs around 87 degrees Fahrenheit and lows of 66 degrees Fahrenheit. The wettest month of the summer is also July, with average precipitation reaching 4.7 inches. Humidity reaches its high in August with an average of 76.5. While summers do get hot, they are not unbearable. Still, when packing for a Knoxville summer, you'll want to bring light clothes, shorts, bathing suits, sun block, and any other summer accessories.

September temperatures are still a bit warm, but pleasantly so at an average of 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The season begins to cool down the most in November, with highs averaging about 60 degrees and lows averaging about 38 degrees. By December, you can expect temperatures to cool down to an average 40 degrees. Autumn is generally a drier season with average precipitation in October being only 2.8 inches. Knoxville also sees very little snowfall during this season with only .6 inches in November and 1.5 inches in December. Autumn in Knoxville calls for moderately heavy clothing and coats, plus an eye for the stunning yellows, reds, and oranges displayed throughout the beautiful countryside.

Annual Averages (in Fahrenheit degrees)
Temperature: 60 degrees
Low Temperature: January: 30 degrees; July: 68 degrees
High Temperature: January: 47 degrees; July: 87 degrees
Precipitation: 47.29 inches
Snowfall: 12 inches



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