TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Temperatures in New Jersey had soared into the low 90s by noon Wednesday, as residents tried to deal with the hazy, hot and humid conditions.
Daytime highs were expected to reach into in the mid-90s, with the heat index soaring as high as 104 degrees.
Citing the heat, Howell school officials made Wednesday the last day of the school year instead of Thursday. And people attending Wall High School's graduation ceremony will be able to watch a remote broadcast inside the air-conditioned building.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for counties along the Delaware River and heat advisories for other areas.
The very young, the very old and pets face the greatest risk from the heat.
Forecasters say relief will arrive Friday into Saturday.
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