Burke County Public Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Friday.

The school system posted the inclement weather announcement on its website on Thursday afternoon, as well as its social media pages. A phone tree call also was sent out about the delay.

BCPS Superintendent Larry Putnam also tweeted about the altered schedule.

“BCPS is going to be on a two hour delay tomorrow for students and staff,” the tweet read. “This will allow us to have daylight before buses and student drivers get on the road.”

Friday’s two-hour delay comes after BCPS dismissed early at noon on Thursday due to heavy rains and flooding in the area.

The National Weather Service on Thursday issued a flood warning that expires at 7:15 p.m., along with a flash flood watch that lasts until midnight.

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