With classroom temperatures approaching 100 degrees, area schools let out early for the second day in a row Sept. 2.

In Bayside the public landing was crowded with school-age children jumping, diving, doing flips off the dock, and generally taking advantage of the cool water.

The bay was at half-tide in the early afternoon, leaving a good distance for trick jumpers. According to some longtime visitors, the water was as warm as it’s ever been, but still cold enough to slough off the heat.

Thursday marked the last day of a heatwave that started early in the week. As of Friday, Sept. 3, temperatures were expected to drop into the 70s over the weekend with the arrival of Hurricane (or maybe Tropical Storm) Earl.