Schools announce early dismissals for inclement weather

Public schools in Winchester and the counties of Clarke, Frederick and Warren have announced early dismissals today in preparation of winter weather expected this afternoon.

Frederick County Public Schools will begin dismissals at noon for high schools, 12:15 p.m. for middle schools and 1 p.m. for elementary schools.

Clarke County will dismiss at 1 p.m., and Warren County two hours early.

Winchester schools will dismiss elementary and middle schools at 12:30 p.m. and Handley High School at 1:30 p.m.

A winter weather advisory is in effect today for portions of Northern Virginia, Northern Maryland, and the Eastern West Virginia Panhandle. The National Weather Service reports freezing rain is possible this afternoon and evening.