Hamilton County schools and child care will be closed Wednesday. (Image: MGNOnline)

With the National Weather Service predicting severe weather Wednesday, Hamilton County School System officials have canceled classes. 

The National Weather Service reported that a "significant outbreak of severe weather is expected Wednesday."

The Chattanooga area could see an "enhanced risk for thunderstorms capable of producing damaging straight-line winds during the afternoon and early evening across the entire area."

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