MACON, Ga. — Severe storms are on the way to many Central Georgia counties. In light of this, many school systems in the area our releasing early or canceling after school programs.
This is a list of the ones we know of so far. 13WMAZ will continue to update it as more schools send out notices.
The 13WMAZ weather team says beginning at 1 p.m., we'll begin to see isolated storms fire in central Georgia out ahead of the main line of storms. These storms will be capable of producing brief tornadoes as they come through central Georgia. Not everyone will see one of these storms as they will be isolated in nature.
However, by 4 p.m., the isolated storms will begin to lift away and the main line of storms will begin to push into central Georgia from the northwest. It will take from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. to move to the southeast of our area. The primary threat as these storms come through will be damaging winds.
Bibb County Schools:
Via twitter the school system says they are canceling all after school activities and programs out of "an abundance of caution." They say parents should be prepared to pick their kids up from school at dismissal time.
Crawford County Schools:
The school system says all after school programs will be cancelled due to weather and will resume Tuesday, January 17 according to a post on their Facebook page.
Washington County School System:
The school system will be releasing students 30 minutes early, according to a post on their Facebook page. Car riders can be picked up at all campuses beginning at 2:30 PM. Bus riders should anticipate arriving home a little early depending on traffic and weather conditions.
They say they will continue to update parents on the status of school tomorrow throughout the day.
Academy for Classical Education:
They say ACE parents should have received an email and a phone call with instructions regarding early dismissal. This is according to a post on their Facebook page. Students will be dismissed beginning at at 1:15 p.m. All afternoon events have been cancelled including after-school activities.
Twiggs County Public Schools:
Students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. according to a post on their Facebook page. Staff will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. All after-school activities are canceled. Superintendent, Dr. Mack Bullard says, “The safety of students and staff is our utmost priority.”
Hancock County Schools:
The school system notified 13WMAZ that students will be dismissed early at 12:15 p.m. today.
Wilkinson County Schools:
The school system announced that students will be released early beginning at 1 p.m. All afternoon activities are also canceled, according to press release sent to 13WMAZ. They say they will continue to update parents as needed.
Baldwin County Schools:
The school system has canceled all after school student activities and athletic events according to a press release sent to 13WMAZ.
Monroe County Schools:
The system announced on their Facebook page that all after school practices, programs, childcare, and games will be canceled. They urge parents and students to take extra precaution when traveling due to severe weather.
St. Peter Claver Catholic School:
The school contacted 13WMAZ saying that after school activities closing at 4 p.m.
The school contacted 13WMAZ saying all after school activities are cancelled.