Area schools were closed the latter half of this week, though illness was presumably the driving force in the decision as much as the weather. 

Though the reprieve from classes could not have come at a better time as far as the weather is concerned. 

Thursday's swollen creeks and rivers subsided much over the night, but the waters gave way to a mostly unexpected light snowfall Friday. 

For those not off school, travel was still easy, with the roads remaining clear. Though the temperatures remained chilly much of the day, hovering around freezing with stiff winds dropping the wind chill to a modest 22 degrees. 

Weekend temperature are expected to rebound into the high 50s by Sunday, and Monday looks to be rainy with a high of 60. 

  

John has been with the Manchester Times since May 2011. He covers Lifestyles in addition to handling education reporting and general news assignments.John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. John is a 1994 graduate of Tullahoma High School, a graduate of Motlow State Community College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. He is a graduate of THS, Motlow and MTSU. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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