Local school systems, colleges and government offices are playing it safe ahead of Friday evening’s predicted winter weather.

Georgia Tech, Georgia State University and state offices in North Georgia announced Thursday that they will close at noon tomorrow.

Atlanta Public Schools, Fulton County Schools, DeKalb County Schools and Decatur City Schools will also be releasing students two hours early.

Be sure to check back Friday morning for more updates.

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.