Atlanta snow: More schools canceling afternoon activities

Metro Atlanta and surrounding areas are bracing for snow Thursday as schools continue to announce the cancellation of afternoon activities. Follow for updates through the day and night. [See updated school closing list]


Snow will begin moving into metro Atlanta and surrounding areas by mid- to late afternoon Thursday. The latest forecast calls for up to 1 inch of accumulation in the metro area and 2 inches in the mountains.

The high Thursday should be near 40, but overnight lows near 20 degrees are predicted and forecasters warned that moisture on the roads is likely to freeze overnight, creating a treacherous commute Friday morning.


Several metro Atlanta school systems canceled after-school activities today, with a few canceling afternoon classes. [See updated school closing list]

Gwinnett County

School officials have canceled all after-school activities. Classes will be held as usual, with normal dismissal times.

Fulton County

School officials have canceled after-school activities as a precaution. Classes will be held as usual, with dismissal times expected to be normal.

All Fulton school events after 6 p.m. Thursday, including athletic events, are canceled, as are all middle and high school after-school tutorials and late buses. After-school elementary tutorials are not affected.

Cherokee County

Schools will be closing early Thursday.

Elementary schools will be released at noon and middle/high schools will be released at 1 p.m. All schools will be serving lunch.

All school-related events and activities (including extracurricular events, evening school, field trips, after-school programs and professional development classes) are also canceled.

Cobb County

Schools will not close early today, but officials have canceled all after-school activities scheduled to begin after 6 p.m. Additionally, parents with children in after-school programs are encouraged to pick up their children as soon as possible this afternoon.

Officials will monitor the weather overnight and decide by 6 a.m. whether or not to delay or cancel classes Friday. That decision will be posted online at, broadcast through the local television, radio and newspaper media, and delivered to all district parents in an automated phone call.

DeKalb County

School officials have canceled all after-school and evening activities. Dismissal times for the regular school day are expected to be held as normal.

Henry County

School officials have canceled all after-school activities.

Clayton County

All after-school activities have been called off except for the Campus Kids program.

Marietta City

Officials said all after-school athletics and student activities are canceled today. Any updates or decision about school Friday will be posted to the system's Web site,

Other schools systems, including Clayton, Gwinnett and Atlanta Public Schools have yet to announce their plans.

For an up-to-the-minute list, visit WSB's site.