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Early Dismissals Announced As Schools Prepare For Monday's Extreme Heat

The heat index (the combination of actual temperature with humidity) is expected to hit triple digits on Monday.
The heat index (the combination of actual temperature with humidity) is expected to hit triple digits on Monday. Photo Credit: National Weather Service
  • Related story: Record-Breaking Temps Possible With Heat Index Of 100

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With the heat index expected to reach the 100-degree mark on Monday, school districts in the area are planning ahead, and two have already announced early dismissals.

The heat index is the combination of actual temperature with humidity.

Monday's actual high temperature in the low-90s that could be record-breaking, and the heat index making it feel like it's around 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Heat advisories are expected to be issued for Monday.

In Fairfield County, the Newtown Public School District announced late Saturday afternoon it will be on a three-hour emergency early dismissal schedule.

"Due to the expectation for high temperatures on June 18, which will impact classrooms and areas of our buildings that are not air-conditioned, all Newtown Public Schools will be on a three-hour emergency early dismissal schedule," the district said in a statement. "Newtown High School will be released at 11:32 a.m."

In Westchester, Mamaroneck Public Schools announced late Sunday afternoon that all elementary schools and Hommocks Middle School will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. Monday "due to anticipated high heat index." Mamaroneck High School's exam schedule will remain as planned.

The warmup started Father's Day, with temps climbing into the upper-80s under plenty of sunshine with the heat index hitting 95 degrees.

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