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.