Public and Catholic schools in Philadelphia will close early today because of the combination of heat and high humidity.

Both the Philadelphia School District and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced 1:30 p.m. closings.

The district said routine transportation will be provided at that 1:30 p.m. dismissal.

The Archdiocese said the early closing affects only its schools in the city, not in the surrounding suburban counties.

School District updates can be found at or through the information line, 215-400-4636.