Early morning storms to delay school Tuesday

Published 5:58 pm Monday, March 25, 2024

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Two school systems have decided to delay the start of school Tuesday morning due to the threat of severe weather.

Selma City Schools and the Dallas County School System have both delayed the start of school until 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The reason for the delay is due to slight risk of severe weather being predicted for the western portion of Dallas County and a marginal risk for remaining areas of the county by the National Weather Service. The severe weather is forecasted to reach the area between 2 and 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. Winds of up to 60 mph are possible with the line of storms with the possibility of a tornado.

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In addition to the storm threat, the weather service is also predicting winds not associated with storms to gust of up to 45 mph.

According to a video posted Monday afternoon, Selma City Schools decided to delay schools due to the possibility that the line of storms producing 60 mph winds will push through the area when school bus drivers will start their routes.

“Due to the threat of 60 mph damaging winds forecasted for our area at 6 a.m. (when our buses are loading, Selma City Schools will have a delayed start to the school day,” the post stated. “Bus drivers will begin their routes at 7 a.m., and school will start at 9 a.m. Please be safe.”

Likewise, the Dallas County School System will also begin school at 9 a.m.

The Selma Housing Authority has also delayed its opening Tuesday until 9:30 a.m.

If you have a school closing or delay due to tomorrow’s weather event, let us know by emailing news@selmatimesjournal.com.