Metro-East News

August 22, 2014

Scorching temperatures not going away soon

Excessively hot temperatures remain Saturday across the metro-east.

On Saturday and Sunday the high temperature is expected to hit 98 with a heat index of 107.

Heat shelters remain open as an excessive heat warning remains in place through Sunday. But the extended forecast calls for temperatures in the high 90s until at least Tuesday.

Belleville police have announced the following cooling sites in Belleville will be open:

* Belleville Public Library, Main Branch, 121 E. Washington St., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

* Belleville Public Library, West Branch, 3414 W. Main St., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

* Conqueror's Christian Church, 200 E. Washington St., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.

* Garden Heights Baptist Church, 1897 Mascoutah Ave., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.

* Programs & Services for Older Persons, 201 N. Church St., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

* Redeemers House of Worship, 7410 Westchester Drive, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

* Trinity United Church of Christ, 47 N. Douglas Ave., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.

These other shelters are also in operation:

* Glen Carbon Police Department Community Room, located at 149 N. Main, will be open as a cooling shelter from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

* Glen Carbon Centennial Library, located at 198 S. Main St.. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The shelter will be closed Sunday.

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