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Excessive Heat Warning issued as 'feels like' temperatures could hit 110

Posted: 3:36 PM, Jul 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-19 14:15:54-04

The National Weather Service has issued an Extreme Heat Warning for southeast Wisconsin through Friday night.

Dangerous heat and humidity are expected, with Friday being the hottest day.

Air temperatures combined with the humidity may lead to heat index values of 105 to 110 on Friday.

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A heat wave is prompting some schools in northern Wisconsin to cancel classes.

On Thurday and Friday, MPS will change a number of Summer Academy and Summer Recreation sites. Families are asked to visit the MPS website at mpsmke.com to learn about location changes.

Summer Academy students should report to their normal sites, and they will be bused to another location for the session.

Students who normally go home after lunch will be bused back to their regular school site; those students who are normally bused home will continue home on the bus. Students who normally stay for the afternoon extended care program will be bused back to their regular school site at 5:00; those students who are normally bused home will continue home on the bus.

Public schools in Green Bay are canceling classes Friday. The Appleton School District is calling off elementary and middle school classes Friday.

WLUK-TV reports the Neenah School District also canceled classes for Thursday.

The Salvation Army is opening two cooling centers in Milwaukee County:

Citadel Corps Church and Community Center
4129 W. Villard Ave., Milwaukee
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Coldspring Church and Community Center
2900 W. Coldspring Road, Greenfield
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.