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WCS & ACS Dismissing Early on Wednesday Because of Severe Weather in Afternoon Forecast

Due to severe weather in the forecast for this afternoon, Watauga County Schools will dismiss early on Wednesday, March 1. K-8 schools will dismiss at 12 p.m., WHS at 1 p.m. Avery County Schools also closing for students at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Newland will dismiss at noon. 

According to RaysWeather.com, “Showers will remain possible through this evening; however, expect a period of storms between 2 to 7 p.m. Frequent lightning, hail, strong winds, and brief heavy rain is possible.”