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Amid uncertain forecast, JCPS playing waiting game for Wednesday's school decision

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JCPS buses wait at the compound under clear skies Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, but an uncertain forecast puts officials in a tough spot overnight. JCPS buses wait at the compound under clear skies Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, but an uncertain forecast puts officials in a tough spot overnight.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- School districts are taking a wait and see approach to the weather Tuesday night.

School officials were been on the phone all day Tuesday with the National Weather Service. The next step continue to follow the forecast and watch the skies.

The storm is expected to hit at the worst time -- during the morning rush -- right when buses are supposed to roll out.

A thousand buses will fan out across Louisville, picking up thousands of students, parents will take their kids to school or teen drivers will have to hit the roads -- and that's what JCPS has to take into consideration. 

So about 30 drivers from all 13 bus compounds will hit the roads overnight checking the usual trouble spots and then make the call in the morning. 

"I don't want to speculate about what we're going to do until it's actually time, because I don't know the number of times I went to sleep with a forecast of a blizzard and woke up to rain showers," JCPS chief of operations Michael Raisor said. 

Raisor say they will make the call by 4:45 Wednesday morning whether classes are cancelled or not.

As for a delay, he says based on what forecasters are predicting that is very unlikely.

You can check for school closings and delays here.

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