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Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District will end the school day early on Thursday as severe weather is expected to impact Middle Tennessee.

According to each district's social media pages, WCS will end the school day three hours early, while FSSD will end two hours early.

WCS's School Age Child Care program will also be closed, and all evening extra-curricular activities are cancelled, and FSSD's MAC and the weekly food distribution will also be cancelled today.

The National Weather Service Nashville issued an updated timing map on Thursday morning that shows when residents in each county should expect storms to reach their area, with storms expected to impact Williamson County from 1-7 p.m., although that timing could change and severe weather could impact the county into the night.

NWS listed the threat of tornadoes as “high” in portions of southwest Middle Tennessee and moderate for the rest of the mid-state region.

In addition to the threat of high winds and tornadoes, there is also the risk of flash flooding and hail, and as of 8:30 a.m. a Flash Flood Watch was issued for all of Middle Tennessee.

NWS and first responder agencies across the region are warning residents to stay weather-aware and to have a plan to take shelter as storms reach the region.

NWS will have updated forecasts and severe weather warnings here.

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