Detroit Schools Dismiss Early Due To Hazardous Heat

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) –  It’s fall. And if it’s Michigan you know any weather scenario is possible. Record temperatures over the weekend — and high temps continuing into the week have Detroit Public Schools dismissing kids early due to heat.

According to the National Weather Service, a hazardous weather advisory has been issued for southeast Michigan.

Early fall heat will continue through Tuesday with temperatures possibly ranging up to the mid 90s. As a precautionary measure, the district is issuing an early dismissal for all DPSCD schools according to a statement released by the school district. The kids will have a half-day and they’ve canceled afternoon sports.

Schools in the Grand Rapids area also are among those closing early.

In the Detroit area, the National Weather Service says Saturday’s high of 90 degrees, surpassed the record of 89 degrees, for Sept. 23 set in 1937, while a high of 89 degrees — on Sunday tied the record from Sept. 24, 1891.

In western Michigan and the Flint area, record highs were reached for four consecutive days. Temperatures will be cooler on Thursday and Friday.

 

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