SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Severe weather caused school closures and early dismissals in parts of Northwest Louisiana Wednesday, with more possible as another round of severe weather is expected to bring more storms with the potential for tornadoes, high winds, and rain Thursday.

Natchitoches, Claiborne, and Red River Parish schools dismissed early Wednesday and were monitoring the weather system that moved into NWLA to make a determination about potential closures tomorrow. Natchitoches Parish School Board announced Wednesday night that schools and offices would open Thursday. Claiborne and Red River Parish School Districts have not yet released a statement as of 9:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Caddo Parish Schools closed 13 schools Wednesday morning due to widespread power outages. All after-school activities are canceled as well. In an announcement late Wednesday, they stated that power was restored to all campuses, and classes will resume Thursday as usual.

All Bossier Parish Schools in Haughton and Plain Dealing all closed Wednesday. All other Bossier Parish Schools adhered to a normal school day schedule.

On Thursday Haughton High School will remain closed Thursday while they wait to have the electricity restored. All other Bossier Parish Schools will resume classes normally.

The LSU Shreveport campus, near where an EF-0 tornado touched down Tuesday night, closed Wednesday and classes were moved to online. Classes will resume as normal on Thursday. Campus offices will open at 8:00 a.m.

The National Weather Service Shreveport confirmed two tornadoes in the Shreveport-Bossier area Tuesday night.

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Ayers Career College rescheduled classes for Friday.

Many private and parochial schools are closed as well.