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As Heat Wave Continues, Stamford Schools Hold Early Dismissal Wednesday

Students will be dismissed early in some school districts Wednesday due to the heat.
Students will be dismissed early in some school districts Wednesday due to the heat. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — With temperates expected to soar to 90 degrees or more, a number of school districts in Fairfield County will be sending students home early on Wednesday.  

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Do you think schools should send students home early due to the heat?
Final Results Voting Closed

Do you think schools should send students home early due to the heat?

  • Yes, it's too hot in buildings with no air conditioning
    68%
  • Yes, but only when it goes above 90 degrees
    11%
  • No, it's not that hot
    20%

All Stamford Public schools will have an early dismissal Wednesday, Sept. 9. All after school activities, including ROSCCO and Adult Education, are canceled, the district said on its website.

The Bridgeport Public Schools will also have an early dismissal on Wednesday, Sept. 9, due to the intense heat and humidity in the forecast. Kolbe-Cathedral High in Bridgeport will also hold an early dismissal. 

Temperates hit a record 94 degrees on Tuesday in Bridgeport.

The heat wave is expected to continue Wednesday, with high temperatures near 90 degrees under sunny skies.

Temperatures are about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year, the National Weather Service said.

Clouds and humidity will increase Wednesday afternoon, bringing a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms late Wednesday, the weather service said.

Widespread rain, heavy at times, is in the forecast for Thursday, the National Weather Service said, with temps in the mid-80s.

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