Walker County schools closing early - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Walker County schools closing early

JASPER, AL (WBRC) - Schools in Walker County will be closing early Tuesday due to the threat of severe weather.

Dr. Vonda Beaty, superintendent of Walker County schools, said the decision to close early was made after consulting with emergency managers and the National Weather Service. She said meteorologists at the National Weather Service told her and emergency managers there was rotating storms in Mississippi that could arrive in Alabama earlier than originally expected.

"We are closing schools early just to be on the safe side," Beaty said.

Much of northern Alabama was placed Tuesday morning under a tornado watch through the evening hours. FOX6 weather anchor Mickey Ferguson said isolated tornadoes were possible, mainly north of I-20, between 3:00 p.m. and midnight.  

For instant severe weather updates, please visit www.MyFoxStorm.com. For school and business closings, visit www.MyFoxClosings.com.

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