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A little taste of blackberry winter

The blackberry bushes are in full bloom in the Mid-South as cold air approaches (Source: geograph.org) The blackberry bushes are in full bloom in the Mid-South as cold air approaches (Source: geograph.org)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Have you ever heard of blackberry winter? In the south, it's a term used to describe a cold snap during mid-to-late spring when the blackberry bushes are in bloom.

This week in the Mid-South, we're going to get a little taste of blackberry winter. The blackberry bushes are blooming, and a cold front will move through the area, bringing a chill in the air.  The front will move from north to south, ushering in a brief shot of cold Canadian air to the WMC Action News 5 coverage area.  

We won't have to endure record-breaking cold temperatures, but lows in many areas will be almost ten degrees below average, falling into the mid forties to near fifty Wednesday night. The front will also bring a very slight chance for a few showers Wednesday afternoon, but most people will only notice the cooler temperatures.  

Fortunately, the cold snap won't last long, as wind will shift to the south by the end of the week, allowing for a nice warm up just in time for the weekend.  A dry pattern will also remain in place, so you'll certainly want to make outdoor plans. But, tomorrow night you may want to throw another blanket on the bed to prepare for chilly night.  

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