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Some Schools Closing Early As Sweltering Summer Heat Revisits Metro Detroit

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Five Detroit schools will end summer classes after lunch Tuesday, as temperatures are expected to soar near or above 100 degrees.

The school district says Cody, Finney and Pershing high schools, the Osborn Campus and the Detroit International Academy will close early because the buildings don’t have air conditioning.

All other schools will remain open for the full academic day. An excessive heat watch is in effect from Tuesday morning into the evening.

CBS 62 Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus says Metro Detroit will see high temperatures in the 90s through Tuesday, with temps falling down a bit into the 80s as a front moves through early Wednesday.

An Excessive Heath Watch will be in effect Tuesday for Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

“Any time you have this kind of heat there’s always a chance for a pop up storm,” said Madaus, adding that we’ll for sure see some rain overnight Tuesday or early Wednesday.

Madaus said early forecasts are calling for another toasty, dry weekend with highs in the 90s.

Related: How the weather is affecting Michigan economically.

Check the CBS Detroit weather page for the extended forecast and up-to-the-minute information.

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