Easter morning to be among coldest on record

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - After one of the warmest Marches on record, Sunday threatens to set the record as the coldest Easter morning recorded in parts of the state.

"We're going to be in record territory, for sure," Jim Moser, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Nashville said.

Sunday morning lows were expected to be in the low 20s for much of the state, including most of West Tennessee, Middle Tennessee and the lower elevations of East Tennessee.

Lows in the state's mountainous areas and the Cumberland Plateau could dip into the teens and Memphis' low temperature was expected to hover around 30.

The coldest Easter in Nashville, which had a forecast Easter low of 22 degrees, came on March 24, 1940, when the morning temperature was 24 degrees.

This year, high temperatures in March were an average of 10 degrees above the month's median of 61 degrees.

Highs over the weekend were expected to be as much as 25 degrees lower than the average April high temperatures, Moser said.

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