CMS, local school districts move to virtual learning due to severe weather risk

Tracking Thursday's First Alert Weather

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Some local school districts announced moving to virtual learning Thursday due to the risk of severe weather.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools was the latest among districts to announce all students will shift to remote learning Thursday.

Due to weather forecasts predicting risk of severe weather throughout the region, CMS will shift all students to remote learning on Thursday, March 18.

Posted by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools on Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Lancaster County Schools, Rock Hill Schools, York School District 1, Fort Mill School District, Clover School District and Chester County Schools in South Carolina will take a virtual learning day Thursday due to the storm risk.

In North Carolina, Kannapolis City Schools and Cabarrus County Schools will have a remote learning day on Thursday.

The overall threat for severe storm development has been lowered, but there’s still a low-end threat for damaging wind gusts, hail, and isolated tornadoes mainly south of I-85 during the early afternoon hours.

Any late-day storms will be fueled by the today’s unseasonably warm temperatures. High temperatures are expected to reach the low to mid 70s across the Piedmont this afternoon.

The bulk of the rain and storms will push east of our viewing area by evening, but a few widely scattered showers could still drift across our neck of the woods tonight into Friday morning.

Low temperatures will slide into the 40s as cooler air moves filters in overnight.

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