TENNESSEE HAS A MODERATE CLIMATE WITH FOUR DISTINCT SEASONS
Tennessee’s climate varies from east to west, but it is generally considered to be moderate with four distinct seasons. The budding of wildflowers and dogwoods occurs in spring, and honeysuckles welcome summer. Fall foliage and crisp air make Tennessee autumns memorable, and wintry weather brings mild flurries of snowfall in the mountainous northeast.
The driest time of the year is fall, and most precipitation occurs in winter and early spring. Winters are mild- Sparta’s average temperature from December through February is 40 degrees. Summer months are a prime time for outdoor recreation- Sparta’s average temperature from June through August is an ideal 76 degrees.