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Experts recommend bringing plants inside ahead of dropping temperatures

Temperatures in East Tennessee are expected to fall to the 30s as the week goes on.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — On Tuesday, East Tennessee communities were able to enjoy temperatures that reached at least 70 degrees. By the end of the week, those temperatures are expected to fall to lows in the 30s.

Experts said a dip in temperatures can be dangerous for people's gardens, and said people should bring their plants inside as the weather gets colder in East Tennessee. They said that if there are some plants that gardeners can't bring inside, there are still some steps they can take to protect them.

"If you have any blooming perennials and you want to put a sheet over for the night, that would be helpful. Try to use something clothing instead of plastic, and secure them down so the wind doesn't blow them away," said Abby Stanley-Jerrolds, who works with Stanley's Greenhouse.

Daylight saving time will also start on Sunday, and people will need to move their clocks ahead by an hour.

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