Metro's overflow shelter has opened as temperatures plunged overnight. A Freeze Warning remains in effect Saturday night across Middle Tennessee.
When the temperature drops to below freezing, the city of Nashville can add more shelters.
At 5 p.m. on a night that is expected to be cold, a team determines if an overflow shelter is necessary. That is a shelter that is not available all the time.
On Friday night, Metro's overflow shelter opened at 7 p.m. at Shelby Park Community Center.
There are year-round shelter beds at Nashville Rescue Mission, but when temperatures are 28 degrees or colder, the Room In The Inn can open 150-250 additional shelter beds.
Open Table Nashville canvasses the community at 7 p.m. on nights that dip below freezing.
Metro Police officers are deployed to check on people who do not have a permanent home.
In Murfreesboro, the cold patrol said shelters will be open Friday and Saturday night. Sign-in is between 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and dinner will be served. Men can stay at First Baptist Church and women can go to the St. Margaret's entrance of St. Paul Episcopal Church.