RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – School systems in central North Carolina are amending Friday afternoon schedules over the threat of severe weather.

Durham Public Schools will dismiss two hours early on Friday due to the risk of “severe storms and dangerous winds.” All after-school programs and extracurricular activities are canceled as well.

Franklin County Schools will be dismissing students one hour early due to the increasing threat of severe weather this evening. All after-school activities and events are canceled.

Wake County Public Schools, Johnston County Public Schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools have also canceled all after-school activities due to the forecast.

The severe weather threat has increased to a level 3 out of 5 across most of central North Carolina.

Showers and storms will likely be between 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. Friday.