CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — The National Weather Service has canceled the Winter Storm Warning for our area. A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 5 p.m. Monday.
Multiple school districts in the mountain counties canceled class for students on Monday amid the Winter Storm Warning.
Ashe County Schools, Alleghany County Schools, Avery County Schools, Watauga County Schools, Catawba County Schools, and Mitchell County Schools are closed for students Monday.
WCS will be closed for students, teachers, and other 10 month staff on Monday, March 12. The snow day program will open at 7:30 a.m. . Be safe! pic.twitter.com/32s3fTenTH
— WataugaCountySchools (@WataugaSchools) March 12, 2018
Catawba County Schools made their announcement Monday morning based on the rapid deterioration of the weather.
Based on the rapid deterioration of the weather, Catawba County Schools will be canceling school today, Monday, March 12, 2018. It will be an optional teacher workday for staff. https://t.co/vQtSAWuWI9
— Catawba Schools (@catawbaschools) March 12, 2018
Ashe County Schools, Alleghany County Schools and Avery County Schools announced it will be an optional teacher workday for staff members. The snow day program for Watauga County Schools begins at 7:30 a.m.
Hickory Public Schools had school but quickly announced early dismissal due to the “sudden change in weather.” Elementary will be dismissed at 8:30 a.m. while middle and high school will be dismissed early at 9 a.m. It will be an optional teacher workday.
Caldwell County Schools also announced an early dismissal Monday, saying students would be allowed to go home starting at 9:30 a.m. due to wintry weather conditions.
Burke County Public Schools announced that they will be dismissing students early at 9:30 a.m. Monday due to winter weather.
Cabarrus County Schools said they will be dismissing early Monday beginning at 11:15 a.m. due to wintry weather.
Iredell-Statesville Schools said they will be dismissing early Monday due to deteriorating weather and road conditions. Elementary will dismiss immediately, with all student drivers and car riders. School officials said middle and high school students will follow as buses return.
Alexander County Schools said they will dismiss early due to deteriorating weather and road conditions. Student drivers will be dismissed immediately, and buses will dismiss as soon as drivers return or 9 a.m.
Monday: The Mountain will hang on to the snow through midday or early afternoon with snowfall accumulations around 3-6″. The Foothills and northern Piedmont could see a wintry mix with minor accumulations possible. The Foothills could pick up around 1-3″ of snow. A trace to 1″ of snow will be possible along the I-40 corridor and northern Piedmont. Any accumulations on Monday should remain north of the metro. The southern half of the viewing area is expected to just get a cold rain with no accumulation.
Most of the precipitation will quickly come to an end by mid-afternoon as the storm system pulls off to the northeast. We will gradually dry out later on Monday followed by clearing skies Monday night.
Sunshine returns for the rest of the week, but temps are expected to hold in the 40s and 50s. A Mountain snow shower can’t be ruled out on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, but we don’t expect much and shouldn’t last long.