Now, the region will be moving into a warming trend, with 70-degree temperatures expected by the end of the week.
Tennesseeans are waking up to a soggy mix of rain, sleet and snow as a major winter storm pelts a large swath of the Southeast this weekend.
Winter weather is once again in the forecast this weekend, and it will likely impact roads and other daily activities for Nashvillians over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
The snow that blanketed Tennessee on Thursday broke at least one record. Between 6 and 8 inches fell in Nashville. Previously, the most snow in the city on Jan. 6 was 4 inches back in 1977.
Within an hour Thursday morning, Middle Tennessee streets went from almost dry to absolutely dangerous. Snow was falling at more than an inch an hour, reaching 7 inches in some places and resulting in hundreds of traffic accidents.
Nashville should expect two to three inches of snow starting early Thursday morning. Areas further south, like Columbia and Tullahoma, will likely get sleet that will make roads icy, and snow will follow closely behind.
Temperatures fell quickly across Middle Tennessee on Sunday and snow complicated commutes on Monday morning.
The winter storm continued to close schools, businesses and state offices Tuesday, as Nashville turned into a snow-covered city. But, for the more adventurous, the growing piles of snow and ice meant sledding down the Capitol hill, snowboarding in front of the Parthenon and playing ice hockey in Centennial Park.