Nashville Weather and Climate

Nashville experiences the four distinct seasons. It has a humid subtropical climate making its summers hot and humid and the winters mild to cool.

The metro area experiences snowfall in the winter but normally the snowfall is not severe. Rainfall is experienced in the winter and the driest time of the year is during autumn. During the spring and fall the temperatures are normally pleasant with tolerable warm temperatures. However, during this time there is the threat of severe thunderstorms which occasionally bring tornadoes. Nashville and the metro area are relatively humid.

The metro area experiences long springs and autumns. Because of the area's wide variety of grasses and trees it can often create an uncomfortable atmosphere for those that suffer from allergies. In fact, for those that have allergies, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America ranked Nashville as the 18th worst spring allergy city in the United State.

On January 21, 1985, the coldest temperature ever experienced was recorded and was 17 degrees F. On July 28, 1952 the highest temperature ever experienced in the city was recorded at 107 degrees F.

With large parking lots throughout the metro, the area does experience an urban heating effect due from the heat generating from the pavements.