N.C. mountain county schools opt for remote learning due to wintry weather

WBTV Tuesday morning weather forecast

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Schools in the North Carolina mountain counties will learn remotely Tuesday due to inclement weather in the forecast.

Watauga County Schools and Avery County Schools opted for remote learning, as snow is expected. A Winter Weather Advisory was issued for the North Carolina mountains through late Tuesday evening.

Watauga County Schools says all students who would have had direct instruction Tuesday will now join classes remotely from home. The holiday/snow day program will open at 7:30, the district said Tuesday morning.

“Due to the weather forecast of accumulating snow in the morning, Avery County Schools will operate under our remote learning plan for Tuesday,” Avery County Schools posted. The district says they will continue with remote learning each Wednesday so the next two days of instruction will be remote.

Students will return for in-person instruction on Thursday, the district says, “weather permitting.”

Snow today will only amount to an inch or so in the population centers near 3,500 feet but accumulate up to 4-6″ in elevations at & above 5,000 feet.

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More snow is expected Friday.

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