School systems throughout the Tennessee Valley have announced closings, early dismissal or virtual learning in anticipation of severe weather throughout Thursday, February 17th.
The National Weather Service Office Huntsville Office is calling on residents to “BE WEATHER AWARE predicting:
- High gusty winds all day with gusts up to 45-50 mph possible outside of thunderstorms
- Strong to severe storms this afternoon and evening may bring damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes
Last night, NWS Huntsville posted a useful checklist for residents.
School Early Dismissal & Virtual
Most school systems are closing a few hours early today before the severe weather is expected to arrive this afternoon. We will update the list throughout the morning. A couple of school systems are implementing virtual learning measures.
Franklin County Schools: 12:30 p.m. dismissal
Haleyville City Schools: Virtual learning – Thursday
Lauderdale County Schools – Remote learning – Thursday
Lawrence County Schools: 12:30 p.m. dismissal Thursday
Limestone County Schools: Early dismissal Thursday: 12:40 p.m. for elementary schools, 1 p.m. for high schools
Muscle Shoals City Schools: 1 p.m. dismissal Thursday
Russellville City Schools: 1 p.m. dismissal Thursday
Tuscumbia City Schools: 1 p.m. dismissal Thursday
As of 7:00am there were no postings on social media from Colbert County Schools, Morgan County Schools and Decatur Schools. Please tag @hvilleblast on social media when an announcement is made, and we will update this story.