First off, kids and teachers across several middle Tennessee counties are happy this evening as a band of snow showers is coating roadways and causing school cancellations. The list of TV stations with snow reports is just to the right of this post. It'll be a 4-day weekend for Putnam schools since they are out for MLK Day on Monday.
SNOW FELL QUICKLY:
We saw a changeover late this afternoon and snow really picked up in intensity just after dark in Cookeville. I have two pictures that I hope to post soon which show the front and back of my office about 5 minutes apart around 5:20 this afternoon. The difference in just a few minutes of heavy snow is amazing. The snowfall will subside in the overnight hours and we'll be very cold with a low around 19° (it is 25.6° at 6:30 pm).
COLD COUPLE OF DAYS:
Friday's high is expected to not reach freezing and skies will clear slowly. Another very cold night on Friday evening/Saturday morning with lows again in the upper teens. The rest of the forecast is in the link below.