Several local school systems are dismissing students early this afternoon due to concerns about bad weather.
All Randolph County and Talladega County schools will dismiss at 1:30 p.m.
Clay County schools will dismiss at 1:45 p.m.
Calhoun County and Jacksonville City schools officials said there were no plans to dismiss early. Cleburne County officials said they were considering early dismissal when contacted at 1:30 p.m. today, but had not made a decision.
Storms that caused havoc in Arkansas and elsewhere are moving east through Alabama today and were expected to reach east Alabama by mid-afternoon.
The Star is working to contact other local school systems.