The School District of Philadelphia says all schools and offices will be closed Monday due to severe weather from Hurricane Sandy.
According to the district's website, the closure includes early childhood and after school programs.
The district says it will provide updated information on its information hotline: 215-400-INFO.
The closure comes as SEPTA plans to suspend service at the end of its Sunday schedule and as NJ Transit will begin to suspend its service.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has also changed its Monday schedule. The Archdiocese tells Fox 29 classes for all schools within the city limits are canceled Monday.
Philadelphia area universities have also adjusted schedules due to the storm.
Temple University has closed its campuses Monday and Tuesday, as did the University of Pennsylvania.
Rain arrives for the second half of the work week. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Scattered showers are possible tonight as a cold front approaches the area. Otherwise, the best chance for rain will be Thursday afternoon and night where we'll see on and off showers and thunderstorms.
Clouds and showers linger though much of Friday. We may still see a passing shower Saturday. Unseasonably cool air returns this weekend where both days only see high temps in the mid 70s with many of us falling into the 50s at night.