Hot weather leads to school closings, early dismissals

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 8, 2016 2:21 PM

(Philadelphia) -- Steamy weather is leading some school districts in eastern Pennsylvania to call early dismissals or close entirely.

All schools in Reading, Berks County were closed Thursday as temperatures were expected in the mid-90s, but felt more like 100 degrees.

Philadelphia's school district announced an early dismissal for its schools on Friday over the expected high temperatures. Students will be dismissed at noon.

A heat advisory is in effect for a swath of eastern Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, Allentown and Reading.

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