HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – On Thursday, school districts around the area began announcing delayed schedules for Friday, February 20, due to the likely record-breaking cold weather and single-digit wind chill.
District officials released the following statement Thursday afternoon:
All District operations are delayed two hours. Bus pick-up schedules will operate on a delay and buses will operate on all normal routes. Classes will dismiss at the normal time unless otherwise announced. There will be no breakfast served, but lunches will be served throughout the district. As always, the safety and security on students and staff is our first priority.
According to the First Alert Weather Team, Friday will stay near or below freezing again.
"In fact, we will not climb above freezing until mid-morning Saturday," stated Meteorologist Marla Branson. "Temperatures only tell part of the story, gusty winds will mean we'll have wind chills in the teens all day and the single digits for many overnight."
Stay tuned to this story throughout the day for more updates on cold weather delays and closings.