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Weather turns toward normal after warm Dec., Jan.

By RANDALL DICKERSON
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Winter is expected to arrive in Tennessee next week, well behind when the calendar indicated it should be here.

Forecasters expect a shift to a more northwest flow to bring near seasonal temperature readings, but not frigid conditions, to the state.

So far, winter's been a bust. January ended with mean temperatures well above normal statewide - 6.5 degrees higher in Memphis, 5 degrees higher in Nashville and Knoxville, 4.9 above in the Tri-Cities and 4.5 degrees warmer than usual in Chattanooga.

By Monday, forecasters expect highs in the mid-40s into the low 50s statewide.

There has been little snow so far, but National Weather Service forecaster Bobby Boyd in Nashville says some of the deepest snows in years past have fallen in February and March.

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