Morgan Local Schools dismissing two hours early

Morgan Local Schools will let out two hours early today to try to stay ahead of forecast ice, sleet and snow.

Superintendent Lori Snyder-Lowe said she’s seen forecasts calling for ice and snow between 2 and 4 p.m. today.

“That’s when my elementary students will be letting out, at 3:30,” Snyder-Lowe said. “I’d rather have them home before it hits.”

Both Morgan and Washington counties are under a winter weather advisory through 1 a.m. Saturday, with 1 to 3 inches of snow possible and travel potentially being impacted. The counties are also under a flood watch until 7 a.m. Saturday, as a stalled system dumps as much as 2 to 3 inches of rain on portions of Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky. That could cause small streams and creeks to flood and rivers to rise.

In Washington County, the National Weather Service is calling for a 100 percent chance of precipitation, with rain changing over to sleet around 5 p.m. The area