The Carteret County Public School System will dismiss students and staff three hours early tomorrow, Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

"This decision is based on the weather predictions from NOAA and in conjunction with the County Emergency Management Office. Predictions indicate there will be winds and light rain in the morning and then the winds will pick up substantially in the late afternoon," said officials in an email.

With a three hour early release tomorrow, students will be home before the high winds start, which will likely lead to water on roads and over wash.

Carteret County is expecting excessively high water in the usually low lying spots. Parents and drivers are urged to use caution when driving.