Avery County Schools dismissing early over anticipated snowfall

WBTV Monday morning weather forecast

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Avery County Schools will dismiss early due to forecasted snow Monday.

The district released the following release schedule for students Monday:

  • Elementary students will dismiss at 11:30 a.m.
  • Middle school students will dismiss at 11:45 a.m.
  • High school students will dismiss at noon

Snow will be moving in behind a system in the mountains. Snow showers could mix in this afternoon for the mountain tops. The temperatures will fall below freezing after the sun goes down.

Since we have been so mild and ground temperatures are still in the low 40s, it will take a while for it to stick. However, some places across Avery, Ashe and Watauga could pick up 1-3″ of snow. The highest elevations will obviously see the most.

For everyone else, cold temperatures will be the big story. We will start Tuesday morning in the low 30s. Highs will only reach the mid 40s. We will moderate a tad for the middle part of the week. Highs will be in the low 50s Wednesday and the upper 50s Thursday and Friday.

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