PENDER COUNTY — Severe storms forecasted to move onto the North Carolina coast on Thursday prompted Pender County Schools to release students early Mar. 18.
Each school’s bell schedule can be found here, with most students being released by 12:35 p.m.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has released a potential severe weather forecast on Mar. 18, from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m., in the greater Wilmington area.
A cold front will be moving through the area that could spawn tornadoes, hail, cloud-to-ground lightning, flooding, and strong winds up to 60mph. Downed trees and power lines, as well as power outages could happen. Flooding also may affect low-lying areas, with the heaviest rains slated for early Thursday.
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