Philadelphia public and Archdiocesan schools will close early again Thursday because of the heat, the two school systems announced.

Closing time for both types of schools will be 1:30 p.m., same as today.

Routine transportation will be provided.

After school programs at public schools will be canceled, but staff will remain at schools until all students have left or have been picked up, the School District says. Check www.philasd.org for district updates.

The Archdiocese's announcement does not affect its schools in the suburbs, only its eight high schools and 62 elementary school inside the city.