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Severe Weather Forces School Closings Around Alabama on Wednesday, April 5

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Strong storms that could bring the possibility of tornadoes to much of Alabama has forced many schools around the state to cancel classes on Wednesday. 

You can see the forecast and the risks of severe weather here. The storms are expected to move into the state overnight and multiple waves of strong storms will move across Alabama throughout the day.

Here is the list of schools in our area that will be closed on Wednesday, which includes both Tuscaloosa City and County Schools. We will do our best to keep this updated as more closings are announced.

  • Bessemer Academy – Closed Wednesday
  • Bessemer City Schools – Closed Wednesday
  • Bibb County Schools – Closed Wednesday
  • Birmingham City Schools – Closed Wednesday
  • Chilton County Schools – Closed Wednesday
  • Greene County Schools – Closed Wednesday
  • Hale County Schools – Closed Wednesday
  • Jasper City Schools – Closed Wednesday
  • Jefferson County Schools – Closed Wednesday
  • Pickens County Schools – Closed Wednesday
  • Shelton State Community College – Closed Wednesday
  • Sumiton Christian School – Closed Wednesday
  • Tuscaloosa City Schools – Closed Wednesday
  • Tuscaloosa County Schools – Closed Wednesday
  • Walker County Schools – Closed Wednesday

You can see a full list of statewide closings here. Stay tuned to our station all day as we’ll be providing local weather updates for west Alabama. You can listen on your radio or through the free radioPup app. 

UPDATE: Governor Bentley has issued a State of Emergency for Alabama.

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