Pittsburgh (KDKA)-Tuesday temperatures are expected to exceed 90 degrees Celsius, so staying cool is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, from home to school and everywhere in between.
Pittsburgh public schools have made some changes during the last two days of school, as humidity levels in Pittsburgh are already high and temperatures worsen throughout the day.
All schools in the district operate on a half-day schedule on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Pittsburgh Public School officials say early dismissals will be made, especially to help students and staff in unair-conditioned schools where temperatures can exceed 100 degrees Celsius.
Parents can also keep their children at home for health and safety reasons.
Due to transportation and air conditioning issues, the school district’s school year has ended much later than other school districts.
For all residents of Pittsburgh, the city has opened four cooling centers to help individuals fight heat and humidity.
Healthy Active Community Living Centers in Greenfield, Homewood, Sheredon, and Southside House Market are open until 7 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
City officials say residents are also welcomed at local recreation centers.
Brace against extreme heat and humidity in western Pennsylvania
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