Weather Advisory 1 — Tropical Depression Elsa

Barton College Weather Advisory 1 — Tropical Depression Elsa

 Posted on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 6:02 p.m.


Members of the Barton College Community,

As of Wednesday afternoon, July 7, Barton College plans to continue its normal operation schedule for Thursday, July 8, 2021.  Summer session classes will continue as scheduled.   The College will continue to monitor the weather conditions, and update the campus community if the operational schedule changes.

WRAL Weather reports that Tropical Depression Elsa is expected to move through North Carolina on Thursday, July 8, after daybreak through 8 p.m.  Elsa is currently expected to reach Fayetteville by 8 a.m. and Raleigh by 9 a.m. The forecast includes rainfall between 1-3″ during the day and possibly 4-5″ in some isolated areas.  Heavy rain should reach its peak around lunchtime and move out by 3 – 4 p.m.  Spotty rain may continue through 8 p.m.

The WRAL forecast notes that there could be some localized flooding during the heaviest rain period, but river flooding is not expected to be an issue at this time.

Winds may gust up to 30 mph around the Triangle and 35-40 mph in N.C. eastern counties.  The meteorologists will be monitoring eastern N.C. counties for the possibility of any tornado activity.

* Please continue to monitor your email, the Barton College website, and the inclement weather message lines (faculty/staff # 252-399-6600 and students #252-399-6868) for the latest updates related to the College’s operating schedule.

Thank you,

Kathy Daughety

Office of Public Relations