Weather and Average Temperatures by Month in Pigeon Forge, TN

Situated about a half hour’s drive from Knoxville, Pigeon Forge is a lively resort town nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Over ten million people visit Pigeon Forge every year, some come for Dollywood, others for the over 200 shopping attractions and live-theater entertainment district, and still others use the city as a jumping-off platform or mid-way stop for exploring the neighboring Great Smoky Mountains National Park and other attractions of the Appalachian Mountains.

However, while Pigeon Forge does have a lot to offer no matter what time of the year a person visits, there are some seasons that are better than others. At least weather-wise. The following is a look at different weather and average temperatures visitors can generally expect during the year:

Weather and Average Temperatures by Month in Pigeon Forge, TN

January in Pigeon Forge

Average High: 43°
Average Low: 27°
Average Snowfall: 2.1 inches

January is the coldest month of the year in Pigeon Forge. Visitors are apt to see some snowfall, which does make this a popular time to go for those who want to visit nearby ski resorts for snow sports.

February in Pigeon Forge

Average High: 48°
Average Low: 31°
Average Snowfall: 3.35 inches

February is considered the end of winter in Pigeon Forge. While visitors will still experience chilly days and snowfall after February, things will start to warm up. Despite being the second coldest month on average for the city, February is actually the month with the most snowfall on average.

March in Pigeon Forge

Average High: 56°
Average Low: 48°
Average Snowfall: 3 inches

March is the first month of spring weather in Pigeon Forge. This means that while there may be a handful of days with snowfall, by and large visitors are going to cold rain and sleet and not ice and snow. Of course, you can expect plenty of rain. Pigeon Forge averages just over 17 days of rain for the month of March, so make sure to bring your rain jacket if you’re booking a trip during this time.

April in Pigeon Forge

Average High: 66°
Average Low: 56°

April is when temperatures really start to get balmy and enjoyable in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. While technically snowfall can happen in April, it is uncommon with the month getting less than 1 day of snowfall on average a year. This month does still have about the same amount of rainy days.

May in Pigeon Forge

Average High: 74°
Average Low: 66°

May is a true spring month in Pigeon Forge with plenty of rain but also plenty of warm, sunny days. Despite this month getting a whopping 19 days of rain on average, Pigeon Forge is generally less humid during this month. This is one of the prettiest times to visit the city no matter what your reason for going to Pigeon Forge is.

June in Pigeon Forge

Average High: 81°
Average Low: 74°

Things start to turn to summer in June (Pigeon Forge does have a traditional four-season year). Once again, rainfall happens on average 19 days but overall humidity in Pigeon Forge goes down. These warmer days make water activities around Pigeon Forge very popular, such as Dollywood’s Splash Country and river tubing in some of the communities just outside the city.

July in Pigeon Forge

Average High: 84°
Average Low: 61°

July is peak summer in this part of Tennessee. The heat index in Pigeon Forge can frequently make it feel like it is above 90°F so visitors during the summer months should pack plenty of water to prevent dehydration and exhaustion. The reason why the heat index is so high during July is that this is the rainiest month of the year, getting a whopping average of 21.6 days of rain and 4.37 inches of precipitation.

August in Pigeon Forge

Average High: 83°
Average Low: 60°

August is much like July, hot with a high heat index. The heat index is around the same, but the rain does abate some during August as the city only gets about 18.8 days of rain on average. Hot and long summery days do make for excellent outdoor activities for those who choose to visit Pigeon Forge in August.

September in Pigeon Forge

Average High: 78°
Average Low: 56°

Like warm days but cooler nights? September is the first month of fall for Pigeon Forge. Of course, there will still be plenty of hot days but the average high temperature does fall.

October in Pigeon Forge

Average High: 67°
Average Low: 46°

October is one of the busiest times in and around Pigeon Forge as this is is when many of the trees start changing colors, bursting in an array of orange, red, and yellows.

November in Pigeon Forge

Average High: 56°
Average Low: 37°

The leaves have largely fallen away by mid-November and the season has changed from autumn to winter. While it is very rare to see snow this month in Pigeon Forge, sub-freezing temperatures aren’t uncommon.

December in Pigeon Forge

Average High: 48°
Average Low: 34°

Winter has come when December rolls around in Pigeon Forge. This is one of the coldest months, so make sure to pack the cold weather gear if you’re booking a trip this time of the year! With intermittent snowfall and plenty of Christmas-related activities, this is a good place to go if you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit.

Choose the Right Season for Your Needs!

Whatever you decide, you’re sure to have an enjoyable time no matter the time of year. When visiting this area it is a good idea to plan ahead and be sure to pack for the season and always bring a raincoat just in case!