Due to the cold weather and the threat of precipitation, the Cherokee County School System will delay opening on Monday by two hours. Once again, Cherokee County Schools will be in session but will start two hours later than normal.
In addition, the Cherokee County Child Development Center will open at 8 Monday morning.
DeKalb County Schools, Cornerstone Christian Academy, Gadsden City and Etowah County Schools will delay opening by 2 hours on both Monday and Tuesday.
Calhoun County, Piedmont City, Anniston City, Cleburne County, Donoho, Jacksonville City, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic, and Oxford City will be delayed 2 hours Monday through Wednesday.
Faith Christian will be will be delayed 2 hours on Monday.
Gadsden State Community College will also delay opening by 2 hours on Monday and Tuesday.
The Cherokee County Administration Building, Courthouse and Library will also all open two hours later than normal.
The forecast is calling for snow and sleet, possibly mixed with freezing rain before midnight tomorrow, then a chance of snow between midnight and 3am. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible. The low temperature will be around 14 with wind chill values as low as -3. After the threat of snow passes, we will still have the bitter cold to deal with.
Cherokee Emergency Management Director Beverly Daniel.
Monday’s high will only be around 16 and the low Monday night will plummet to around 6.
Due to the extremely cold temperatures several warming centers will be opened in Etowah County beginning Monday morning through Wednesday, they are:
Carnes Recreation Center at 102 Case Ave. in Attalla from 8:00am until, the Elliott Community Center at 2829 W.Meighan Blvd. in Gadsden from 8:00am-5:00pm, and the Carver Community Center at 1030 Tuscaloosa Ave. in from 8:00am-5:00pm.
For more information, please contact the Gadsden/Etowah Emergency Management Agency at 549-4575.
Now is the time to prepare with a few common-sense tips on combating the cold weather.
You can read more about those winter weather preparedness on our website weisradio.com.