TRENTON — The last day of the heat wave will bring more oppressive heat and humidity meaning more schools will dismiss class early on Tuesday.

Temperatures will hit he 90s and the higher humidity will make for a heat index in the upper 90s. There's also the threat of strong thunderstorms moving through New Jersey on Tuesday afternoon and evening, according to chief meteorologist Dan Zarrow.

Zarrow advises dressing appropriately for the weather with loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing and staying inside if possible. Reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening if you can.

The dismissals are generally due to older school buildings without air conditioning. Trenton acting school superintendent Nelson Ribon told New Jersey 101.5 first and foremost it's a matter of safety for students and staff, and that he has not received any complaints from parents. The key, according to Ribon, is to give enough notice about his decision..

If you don't see your district or school listed, check back as its status could change.

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