Excessive Heat Forces Southcoast Early Release and Closings
Forget snow days, some local schools have been forced to make decisions about whether or not to have school due to the heat advisory.
According to ABC 6 Meteorologist Chelsea Priest, temperatures are expected to reach the 90's, causing a heat index to reach up to 103 degrees!
As a result, school has been cancelled today in Bourne and Barnstable Public Schools.
Wareham has decided on an early dismissal. Wareham High School and Middle Schools are being released at 10:10 a.m. Decas is being released at 11:10, and Minot Forest will be released 11 a.m.
Taunton Public Schools will also have an early release.
In my entire 20-plus-year radio career, this is the first time I've ever had to announce cancellations and closings for local schools due to excessive heat.