Fayetteville Public Schools will switch to online learning on Wednesday due to winter weather conditions
Fayetteville Public Schools will transition to online learning on Wednesday, Feb. 2 due to concerns about a winter storm in the forecast this week.
Officials announced on Tuesday that the school system will switch tomorrow to an alternate method of instruction (AMI) “due to weather and road conditions.”
Schools will be closed for in-person learning, although students will have to continue lessons from home, officials said. However, due to the possibility of power outages, students will be able to make up any assignments missed or that cannot be returned on AMI days.
According to the Tulsa National Weather Service, a winter storm warning has been issued for most of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas, including most of the NWA region. The warning begins at midnight tonight (February 1) and runs until Thursday evening. Forecasts include up to an inch of sleet and between 1 and 8 inches of snow for the area. The weather service is forecasting 4 to 6 inches of snow for Fayetteville starting this afternoon.
From the National Weather Service:
A winter storm warning has been issued for the entire forecast area. The warning begins at midnight tonight generally north of I-40 and begins at noon Wednesday for areas south of I-40. Expect several rounds of winter precipitation, initially starting with rain and freezing rain this evening and changing to sleet and snow throughout tomorrow through tomorrow evening. Northeastern Oklahoma will see the greatest amounts of snow, while Southeastern Oklahoma has the best chance of seeing more ice accumulation.
Winter Storm Forecast – National Weather Service