Several Baltimore Co. schools to close Thursday due to ‘excessive heat’

Eight Baltimore County, Maryland, schools that do not have air conditioning will be closed on Thursday due to “excessive heat,” the county announced.

Bedford Elementary, Berkshire Elementary, Campfield Early Learning Center, Catonsville Center for Alternative Studies, Colgate Elementary, Dulaney High, Landsdowne High and Watershed Public Charter School will be closed.

The D.C. area has been experiencing hot and humid temperatures this week. Wednesday marked the 54th 90-degree day of 2019, Storm Team4 meteorologist Amelia Draper said.

Thursday is looking to be another hot and humid day with near-record warmth. The record for Sept. 12 for the area near BWI Marshall Airport was set in 1931 with 96 degrees. Thursday’s forecast for BWI Marshall is 93 degrees.

Friday is expected to be much cooler, with highs in the 70s, and plenty of clouds, Draper said. A washout it not in the forecast, but there could be some scattered light showers and drizzle.

Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

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