Expecting storms, Wright-Patt, area schools dismiss early

Area council, school board meetings canceled tonight.

Credit: Air Force Materiel Command

Credit: Air Force Materiel Command

Anticipating powerful storms Tuesday afternoon, some Wright-Patterson Air Force Base personnel may be headed home early today.

“Due to the potential for inclement weather this afternoon, the 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander has authorized a two-hour early release pending supervisor approval,” the base said on social media. “Supervisors are encouraged to use telework for the remainder of the day.”

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Government support contractors must abide by the terms of their contracts and consult with their companies for guidance, the base’s message added.

Also, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force said it will close at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely this afternoon, the National Weather Service in Wilmington said, with showers and possibly a thunderstorm expected after 1 p.m.

Some storms could be severe, with heavy rain. A flood watch is in effect until 8 p.m. In fact, most of Southwestern and much of Central Ohio are under a “severe weather outlook” until 8 p.m., with damaging wind, hail and possible tornadoes features of the expected coming storms.

With some 35,000 military, civilian and contractor employees, Wright-Patterson is the largest single-site concentration of employment in the state of Ohio.

The weather warnings have also prompted Fairborn City Schools and Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local Schools in Greene County to release students two hours early.

Dayton Public Schools is dismissing all elementary and middle schools one hour early and high schools will dismiss no later than 1:30 p.m.

The Piqua Municipal Government Complex is closing at 2 p.m. The commission meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. was rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. April 9.

The Kettering City Schools Board of Education work session for this evening was canceled and rescheduled to 6 p.m. April 9.

The Miami Twp. Board of Trustees meeting this evening is postponed to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The University of Dayton announced on social media that it is canceling all its classes after 2 p.m., and the Roesch Library is closing at 2 p.m. as well.

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