What a start to May! As of 7 o'clock this morning (C.D.T.), I've measured 3.88" of rain in the first 4 days of the month. Reports are still coming in, but I believe we'll see some stations with over 10 inches through the same period.
May 3rd Preliminary Storm Reports here
**Monday Morning Notes**
Here in Cookeville, our Monday weather looks like this. Cloudy with showers (light) this morning gives way to just clouds the rest of the day, with a high temperature of 65°...cloudy overnight, low 53°. PARTLY SUNNY on Tuesday (yes!) with a high of 75° and rains return for Wednesday. Believe or not, the weekend is looking nice for now.
**School Closings, Opening Late**
The latest information shows four county systems across Tennessee closed:
Two systems are opening an hour late:
**Weather History for This Date**
On May 4, 1976...
Temperature at Nashville drops to 34, tying the record low for the month. Crossville sets a new record low for May with a reading of 27 degrees.
On May 4, 1979...
Franklin records its greatest one-day rainfall ever, with 7.25".
**Cookeville's Daily Almanac**
Normal High: 73
(Record: 88 in 1960)
Normal Low: 48
(Record: 31 in 1976)
Last Year: 68 and 44
3.63" of rain recorded this date in 1979