Residents of Middle Tennessee enjoy four distinct seasons: very colorful autumns with crisp temperatures and brilliant foliage; relatively mild winters; green springs that bring warmer temperatures and blossoming flowers, shrubs and trees; and warm summers that retain the greens of spring late into the season.  In Nashville, January is historically the coldest month, when the average temperature overnight is around 28°F. In July, historically the warmest month, the average daytime temperature is around 88°F