- Associated Press - Thursday, September 8, 2016

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

All schools in Reading (REH’-ding) were closed Thursday as temperatures in the area 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.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says its high schools and elementary schools will also close at noon Friday.

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

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