****UNC announced in an Alert Carolina message on Thursday afternoon that the university would be operating under Condition 1 from 2 p.m. Thursday until 12 a.m. Friday. Classes will operate on a normal schedule but individual faculty members have the option to adjust class schedules.****

Some local schools are closing ahead of a massive storm coming through central North Carolina later this week.

School systems closed for Thursday, October 11, ahead of the impact from Hurricane Michael include: Alamance РBurlington Schools, Chapel Hill РCarrboro City Schools, Chatham County Schools, Durham Public School, Orange County Schools and St. Thomas More Catholic School.

All Durham Tech campuses will be closed Thursday, October 11.

The massive storm made landfall on Wednesday afternoon in the panhandle of Florida as a Category 4 hurricane.

Central North Carolina is expected to receive several inches of rain from late Wednesday into early Friday morning.