Atlanta schools watch snow forecast, expect to be open Friday

Update at 12:40 p.m. Friday: APS will close early on Friday. See the full list of dismissal times here

Atlanta Public Schools officials announced Thursday afternoon that they expect school to be open Friday but are closely monitoring weather forecasts.

“Based on the information provided by the National Weather Service, APS schools will be open tomorrow, December 8. Based on the current forecast, we do not anticipate inclement weather until late tomorrow afternoon or early evening. We will continue to monitor the weather throughout the weekend and will provide an update should weather conditions impact after school or weekend activities,” the district said, in a written statement released just before 4 p.m. Thursday.

The forecast calls for possible snow or a wintry mix Friday.

Superintendent Meria Carstarphen has explained the school district's inclement weather procedures and has noted that the district maintains a "vigilant watch" on weather "particularly through the harshest parts of winter."