Kent schools cancel Tuesday outdoor athletic activities for heat, air quality advisories

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017 12:10pm
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The Kent School District canceled all Tuesday afternoon and evening outdoor athletic activities, including games and practices, because of a heat advisory and air quality alert.

Parents are encouraged to check with their children’s schools for information about practices being moved inside facilities where space is available, according to a post on the district’s Facebook page.

“The decision to cancel outdoor practices is not taken lightly and is intended to protect the health and welfare of our student-athletes in this very unusual situation,” the post reads. “Schools are adjusting activities during the school day as necessary.”

The city of Kent also announced that all Kent Parks soccer practices for Tuesday were canceled.

According to the National Weather Service, a heat advisory remains in effect until 10 p.m. for the Kent area with temperatures expected to reach the upper-80s to mid-90s.

Smoke from wildfires in Eastern Washington and Montana will drift westward across Western Washington through Tuesday night, according to the National Wether Service. Conditions are expected to begin improving Tuesday night, but even more so on Wednesday, as marine air pushes inland and southerly flow aloft pushes the smoke out of the area.

For more information on weather conditions, visit weather.gov/sew/.

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