Winter weather closes, delays schools in WNC

Closings and Delays (Image 1)

SCHOOL CLOSINGS OR DELAYS For Thursday:

  • Asheville Christian Academy: 2 Hour Delay
  • Asheville City Schools: No Buses on Icy Roads
  • Captain Gilmer Elem. School: 2 Hour Delay
  • Graham County Schools: Closed – Optional Teacher Workday
  • Haywood County Schools: Closed – Optional Teacher Workday
  • Henderson County Schools: 2 Hr Delay – No Buses on Icy Roads
  • Highlands School: 2 Hr Delay – No Buses on Icy Roads
  • Jackson County Schools: Closed – Optional Teacher Workday
  • Macon County Schools: Closed – Optional Teacher Workday
  • Madison County Schools – NC: Closed – Optional Teacher Workday
  • Mitchell County Schools: Closed – Optional Teacher Workday
  • Oconee Christian Academy: 2 Hour Delay
  • Oconee County Schools: 2 Hour Delay
  • Pickens County Schools: 2 Hour Delay
  • Rutherford County Schools: 2 Hour Delay
  • Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy: 2 Hour Delay
  • Transylvania County Schools: 2 Hour Delay – No Buses On Icy Roads
  • Trinity Christian School Rutherfordton: 1 Hour Delay
  • Yancey County Schools: Closed – Optional Teacher Workday
  • North Buncombe District is closed today due to numerous hazardous road conditions reported. Schools in the Enka District, Owen District, Reynolds District, and Roberson District will operate on a 2-hour delay for all students and staff.

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FORECAST

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with quiet weather during most of the daylight hours. Rain will increase by Thursday night, possible beginning as some ice in some Mtn & Foothill areas.  Highs will be in the mid 40s Upstate, near 40 in the mountains.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy & freezing cold.  Lows in the lows 30s for both the Upstate and the mountains. Rain will begin to increase in some areas of the Upstate.

FRIDAY: Freezing rain will be possible near I-85 during the early part of the day on Friday as cold air gets trapped along the eastern side of the Appalachians.  This cold air wedge could help bring significant ice accumulations to areas like Gaffney, Spartanburg, Greenville and Pickens.  Southern Upstate areas will keep a cold rain, and could get close to an inch of it.  Heavy snow accumulations will make travel hazardous in the mountain areas, and rain will transition to snow for the Upstate Friday night. Highs will stay in the 30s, in some cases, below 32, all day.

THIS WEEKEND: Leftover snow will gradually taper off in the Western Carolinas.  Light accumulations are POSSIBLE in the Upstate, but we are not looking for too much.  The higher snow totals will be in the mountains, where storm totals could top 1 foot for the higher elevations.  Sunshine returns on Sunday.

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