Sometime LAST WEEK they started talking about how it'd probably snow on Thursday. Snow doesn't come to middle Tennessee very often, so it's been one of the main news stories for a week.
As Thursday grew closer, the forecast changed like 50 times with regards to what time it might hit. At one point it was after dinner on Thursday. At other points it wouldn't be hitting til Friday. Earlier today, they said lunchtime tomorrow. Last I heard, it's coming in the morning.
TDOT started putting brine on the roads like yesterday. They meeting up at 3am to start with the salt. They have plans to work through the weekend to keep the roads as clear as possible.
Every county in the middle TN area has closed school tomorrow. And we haven't had a spec of precipitation yet! (Although in 2003 they didn't want to close schools early when they weather people said snow would hit before schools got out, and then they closed too late and it took until like 10pm to get the kids home. People were mad. I can see why they're jumping the gun now.)
People were hitting up the stores to stock up on food.
The hardware stores are sold out of sleds (not that they had many anyways since we so rarely get enough snow to sled in).
Here's the thing. It's probably not going to happen. We might get a dusting or get some icy roads, but most people who are born and raised in TN have a "I'll believe it when I see it" mentality when it comes to snow. We rarely believe the weather people.
I might be eating my words tomorrow. If I am, I promise to share pictures.
Honestly? I'm kind of hoping it doesn't do anything. It would totally interfere with my weekend plans. :)