ATLANTA - A number of school systems in north Georgia closed and dismissed students early Wednesday due to the threat of severe weather.
Atlanta Public Schools has canceled all after-school activities on Wednesday.
Bartow County has canceled all middle and high school after-school activities. Elementary after-school care will continue as scheduled.
Bremen City Schools have canceled all after-school activities.
Catoosa, Dade and Walker County schools closed for the day. Gordon County Schools dismissed at 11:30 a.m., and all afternoon activities have been canceled. Gilmer County Schools is releasing one hour early and have also canceled afternoon activities.
Calhoun City and Whitfield County schools released Pre-K, primary and elementary school students at 11:30 a.m. and middle and high school students were released at noon. Murray County schools released Pre-K students at 11:30 a.m. and all others at noon.
Cherokee County Schools are canceling all middle and high school extracurricular and co-curricular activities. The elementary school program will remain normal hours.
Dalton Public Schools released middle school students at noon and high school students at 1 p.m. All afternoon activities have been canceled.
DeKalb County Schools has canceled all extracurricular after-school activities. After-school care will be provided for.
Floyd County Schools dismissed at 1:30 p.m.
Gilmer County Schools are releasing one hour early.
The FOX 5 Storm Team is tracking a powerful line of storms expected to move through the area beginning Wednesday afternoon, with the biggest threat being damaging winds. However, large hail, deadly lightning and even the threat of a quick spin-up of a weak tornado cannot be ruled out as the strong storms pass.