Some Alabama school districts are letting out early on Wednesday in preparation for the severe weather that is expected to hit the state that day.
Extreme weather is most likely to occur on Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. In the areas of greatest risk, severe weather such as tornadoes, high winds, and deluges can be expected.
The National Weather Service predicts heavy rainfall across the state, with local totals of up to 4 inches possible. School districts dismissing early Wednesday include:
Clarke County schools – Dismissing at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday
Demopolis City Schools – Dismissing at 12 noon Wednesday
Greene County schools – Dismissing at 11 a.m. Wednesday
Linden City schools – Dismissing at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday
Selma City schools – Dismissing at 12 noon Wednesday
Sumter County schools – Dismissing at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday
Washington County schools – Dismissing at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday
Washington County, Ala. Schools
Wednesday’s early dismissal at Washington County Schools is due to the forecast for high winds and rain later in the day. Classes end at 12:45 p.m. In the event of a change in the weather forecast, a school official has stated that dismissal time may be delayed.
Clarke County, Ala. Public Schools
On Wednesday, students at Clarke County Public Schools will be released early due to the potential for severe weather. The official end of the school day is 11:30 a.m.
Thomasville City, Ala. Schools
On Wednesday, students at three Thomasville City Schools will be let out early due to the threat of severe weather. The students at Thomasville Elementary will be let out at 11:30. Both Thomasville Middle and Thomasville High School students will be released from school at 11:45 a.m.
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Monroe County, Ala. Schools
On Wednesday, schools in Monroe County will close early because of the potential for severe weather. An official has announced that students across all campuses will be dismissed at noon and that all after-school events will be postponed.
George County, Miss. Schools
Wednesday classes in George County, Virginia, will end early due to the potential for severe weather. The first buses carrying students from grades 9-12 will leave campus at 1:00 p.m. After about an hour and fifteen minutes of school, kindergarten and first graders will be released.
The events here are still unfolding. In an effort to learn more, WKRG News 5 has gone out and gotten to work. As new details emerge, we’ll be sure to update this report.
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