RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The threat of severe weather has some school systems dismissing early or canceling activities on Thursday.
Heavy rains and strong winds are forecast for central North Carolina through Thursday evening.
A Tornado Watch is in effect for some central North Carolina counties like Orange, Chatham, Lee, and Moore counties until 5 p.m.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools: Closing two hours early
Cumberland County Schools: Closing one hour early and all after school activities are canceled. Prime Time will close one hour after the school dismisses.
Durham Public Schools: Closing two hours early
Edgecombe County Schools: Dismissing one-hour early
Johnston County Schools: Closing one hour early. In addition, all afternoon activities are canceled. Schools with aftercare programs will communicate to parents at those affected schools to assist in planning for pickup.
Orange County Schools: Closing two hours early
Person County Schools: Closing two hours early
Sampson County Schools: After school activities canceled
Wake County Schools: Closing two hours early
Wayne County Schools: After school activities canceled
Other cancellations or closings
North Carolina Zoo: Closed for Thursday
CBS 17 will update this list as more announcements are made.