Wild swing in weather a surprise for most East Tennesseans

Wild swing in weather a surprise for most East Tennesseans

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For those with four legs, like Louis the dog, it was still fun being outside. For those with four legs, like Louis the dog, it was still fun being outside.
Market Square was quieter than usual. "It's not too crowded tonight. I think the weather shunned a lot of people off," said Gabe Mullinax. Market Square was quieter than usual. "It's not too crowded tonight. I think the weather shunned a lot of people off," said Gabe Mullinax.
Gusts of wind, a downpour of rain, and then a plunge in temperatures, Wednesday turning out to be a surprise for visitors from England. Gusts of wind, a downpour of rain, and then a plunge in temperatures, Wednesday turning out to be a surprise for visitors from England.

By LAURA HALM
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - It's been a wild weather swing from spring-like temperatures to winter cold. It caught most off guard, people we spoke with in Market Square Wednesday night said they had forgotten to bring a jacket to work.

Gusts of wind, a downpour of rain, and then a plunge in temperatures, Wednesday turning out to be a surprise for visitors from England.

"It's gray, it's rainy a bit like home," said Ginni Loiscono.

Market Square was quieter than usual. "It's not too crowded tonight. I think the weather shunned a lot of people off," said Gabe Mullinax.

It was a shift in weather no one wanted.

"Today was really odd, really really odd. It was blue skies, then it poured down rain, then it was cold," added Mullinax.

For those with four legs, like Louis the dog, it was still fun being outside.

"He's ok with the cold. It's the rain he doesn't like to get wet," said his owner Teresa Manning.

But that didn't mean playtime could last for too long. "I think he would weather the storm no matter what. Now I'm ready to go in," added Manning.

Most of us left for work Wednesday under prepared and underdressed.

"If I stay out here a little longer it probably would be pretty bad," said Travis Green wearing just a tee-shirt.

By the end of the night, there's the hope this bad weather moves out and soon.

"I keep wanting to break out one set of clothes and then I have to always bust out coats and jackets. I'm tired of it, tired of bundling up," added Green.

The 6 Storm Team says peak wind gusts Wednesday clocked in at 53 mph.

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