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LIST: Schools closing Wednesday due to inclement weather

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Multiple schools across Mississippi will be closed on Wednesday due to inclement weather expected to impact the region.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is continuing to monitor the potential for severe storms and tornadoes. Most of the state could be impacted, especially the southern portion.

In response, the following schools will not be opening their doors for the safety of students and staff:

  • Alcorn State University
  • Bay-Waveland School District
  • Brookhaven School District
  • Canton Academy
  • Canton Public School District
  • Covington County Schools
  • Forrest County Schools
  • George County School District
  • Greene County Schools
  • Hancock County Schools
  • Harrison County Schools
  • Heritage Christian Academy
  • Hinds Community College (virtual)
  • Jones County Schools
  • Lamar Christian School
  • Lamar County Schools
  • Laurel School District
  • Lawrence County School District
  • Lincoln County School District
  • Madison County School District (virtual)
  • Marion County Schools
  • McComb School District
  • North Pike Schools
  • Pass Christian Schools
  • Pearl River Community College
  • Pearl River County Schools
  • Petal School District
  • Sacred Heart Catholic School
  • Simpson County School District
  • South Pike Schools
  • Smith County School District
  • Sylva Bay Academy
  • The Redeemer’s School
  • University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast)
  • Walthall County School District
  • Wayne Academy
  • Wayne County School District
  • West Jasper School District
  • William Carey University (Hattiesburg and Traditions)

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Jackson, the severe storm system will begin moving into the western part of the state around 8 a.m. Wednesday. Damaging winds, hail the size of golf balls, and tornadoes are possible.

Keep up with the forecast near you by clicking here.

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