Due to forecasted storms, Memphis-Shelby County Schools students will head home early Friday. All after-school care and events are canceled, the district announced.
The announcement came as the National Weather Service upgraded weather risks to the Memphis area to the highest severity: Forecasted storms are expected to include high-speed winds and possible tornadoes.
Storms could start at 2 p.m. Friday and continue through the afternoon, evening and overnight until 2 a.m., according to the weather service.
The dismissal schedule, based on school bell times, is below:
- Schools starting at 7:15 a.m. will dismiss at 12:15 p.m.
- Schools starting at 8:15 a.m. will dismiss at 1 p.m.
- Schools starting at 9:15 a.m. will dismiss at 1:45 p.m.
MSCS’ district offices will also close early at 1:45 p.m.