April is warm and wet in Tennessee as the spring season comes alive with a splash of colors, singing of birds, and blooming of flowers. The precipitation is up to 5" (127mm) statewide, and snowfall limits only to the high mountain slopes. The prairie is lush green with a tinge of yellow, orange, crimson, and pink. The growing season receives a boost with the unfreezing of the soil due to the warm sunshine. The average high temperatures are in the warm 66°F (18.9°C) to 742°F (394.4°C) range, while the nights are above freezing in the 38°F (3.3°C) to 48°F (8.9°C) zone. Chattanooga in the east registers between 48°F (8.9°C) to 73°F (22.8°C), while Jackson in the west is between 49°F (9.4°C) to 72°F (22.2°C). Rivers, lakes, and streams receive a steady supply of freshwater from the heavy rainfall and melting of snow. The beautiful sunshine creates an energized atmosphere for boating, fishing, and hiking. The Great Smoky Mountains offer scenic views of cities such as Memphis below. April is an exciting time to visit Tennessee.