As hot weather stretches into September, some local schools are keeping students out of class or ending the day early on Thursday. In Baltimore County, all public schools without air conditioning are closed on Thursday. Meanwhile, in Baltimore City, all public schools will be dismissed three hours early due to the forecasted heat. Half-day pre-K programs and all after-school activities are canceled for the day.
Due to the forecast, all Baltimore County Public Schools non air-conditioned schools will be closed Thursday, September 8, 2016.
— Baltimore Co Schools (@BaltCoPS) September 7, 2016
Meanwhile, in Baltimore City, all public schools will be dismissed three hours early due to the forecasted heat. Half-day pre-K programs and all after-school activities are canceled for the day. Baltimore County Public Schools’ announcement comes on the heels of a newly enacted heat policy that states that schools that do not yet have air conditioning will be closed if the heat index is expected to reach 90 degrees.
ICYMI: All schools dismissing three hours early today due to heat. Half-day pre-k programs and all after-school activities canceled.
— Baltimore Schools (@BaltCitySchools) September 8, 2016
Baltimore is not under any heat alerts, but Heat Advisories have been issued for the New York and Philadelphia metro areas as high temperatures will warm well into the 90s. Heat index values will blaze in the triple digits.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Karissa Klos
This story was produced with WeatherNation Affiliate WBFF – Fox 45, Baltimore