The effects of Tropical Storm Michael will make its way into the Tidewater area Thursday afternoon.
The storm was brought down from a Hurricane to a tropical storm as it made its way through Georgia Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
All of the Tidewater localities are under a tornado watch until 9 p.m. Thursday night, with a flash flood watch starting at 2 p.m. King William’s flash flood watch began Thursday morning, both of the flash flood watches will expire at 8 a.m. Friday morning.
All of the localities are also under a wind advisory from 6 p.m. on Thursday until noon on Friday. The area could see between four to six inches of rain into Friday morning.
King William County Public Schools will release students two hours early and have cancelled all after school activities on Thursday, according to a post from the school division’s Facebook page.
New Kent County Public Schools will release students early and have cancelled after school activities as well, with middle and high school students being released at 12:30 p.m. and elementary students at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. The division will also have a two hour delay on Friday, according to a post from the school division’s Facebook page.
King and Queen County Public Schools will release students at 1 p.m. on Thursday and all after school activities are cancelled. The division will have a two hour delay on Friday, Oct. 12, according to superintendent Dr. Carol Carter.
West Point Public Schools have cancelled all after school activities for Thursday, according to a Facebook post from the school division.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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