Heat Forces Early School Closures Across Northeast
Scorching temperatures across New England and through the mid-Atlantic forced dozens of schools districts, primarily in Connecticut, to shut their doors early on Tuesday, and the same could be repeated on Wednesday with similar temperatures expected across the region before a Thursday cool down. Twenty-three different school districts in Connecticut dismissed students early on Tuesday, due to the heat wave.
Important: Due to the heat wave this week, there will be EARLY DISMISSAL for ALL SCHOOLS on Tuesday and Wednesday.
— New Britain Schools (@CSDNBCT) September 6, 2015
Affected school districts included those in Hartford and Bridgeport, two of Connecticut’s three largest cities.
New York City saw its hottest temperature in over two years on Tuesday, with a high of 97° in Central Park. Boston tied a daily record of 95°, and Hartford’s 96° high temperature marked the city’s third-warmest September reading on record.
A big cool down is expected on Thursday as a cold front moves through New England, and highs drop into the upper 70s and low 80s into the weekend.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist, Chris Bianchi
(Headline image: Consolidated School District of New Britain)