EAST BRIDGEWATER — East Bridgewater Town Hall will serve as a designated cooling place this weekend as the town expects extreme heat, with temperatures reaching into the 90s.
A heat advisory in the town will be in effect from 8 a.m. Saturday to 8 p.m. Sunday evening as the forecast predicts a high of 91 degrees and low of 61 degrees on Saturday, and a high of 93 degrees and a low of 65 degrees on Sunday.
Volunteers from East Bridgewater's Community Emergency Response Team will be staffed at the Town Hall, which is located at 175 Central St., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
The temperatures will be the highest in the area so far this season. Friday saw temperatures between 45 degrees and 76 degrees, and the heat will likely subside by the end of the weekend, with temperatures predicted to reach a high of 70 degrees on Monday and a high of 63 degrees on Tuesday.
The town of East Bridgewater, the East Bridgewater Police Department and the East Bridgewater Fire Department advise residents to "slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day, which is typically around 3 p.m.," according to a press release from the town.
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The town also advises that any resident without air conditioning in their homes to take shelter in the Town Hall, or local public spaces like libraries or theaters, during the hottest parts of the weekend. Residents should also keep watch for signs and symptoms of heat illnesses like heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heat stroke in their families, children and pets.
This article originally appeared on The Enterprise: High temps forecast for May 21-22; E. Bridgewater Town Hall cooling spot