From National Weather Service:
- Early afternoon through early evening
- Afternoon school dismissals and evening commutes may be impacted by hail, high winds, and possible tornadoes
- Have a plan in place for the afternoon hours
- Some storms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hail. Tornadoes are also possible.
- Best chances still look to be along the I-40 corridor and south, but all of Middle Tennessee could see severe storms.
- Main threat of tornadoes is south of I-40
Message posted to Rutherford County Schools Facebook page:
This is James Evans with Rutherford County Schools. We want to let you know that all Rutherford County schools will close two hours early today, Monday, March 19, because of a high likelihood of tornadanic and severe weather affecting our region during today's bus routes. Again, all Rutherford County Schools will close two hours early today, Monday, March 19, 2018.
The early dismissal will affect all schedules by two hours. For example, if your child's school normally dismisses at 2:30, they will be dismissed at 12:30 today.
Buses will be running and the two-hour early dismissal also affects their schedules. For example, if you child normally arrives home on the bus at 3:30, today they will arrive home at 1:30.
Thank you for your time.