Excessive heat warning issued, cooling centers open

National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning until 8 p.m. Saturday.

The warning went into effect at noon Thursday.

According to the weather service, heat index values are to be as high as 112 degrees today and Saturday.

It had been seven years since the local National Weather Service office has issued an excessive heat warning.

The city of Tiffin is partnering with Tiffin-Seneca United Way to open cooling centers at three locations.

The Salvation Army, 505 E. Market St., will host a cooling center 9 a.m.-3:30 pm. today. The center is to open again Monday and be open throughout the week.

Allen Eiry Center, 28 Hopewell Ave., is to be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St., is to be open its regular hours of 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. today and Saturday.

Tiffin’s pool at Hedges-Boyer Park is to offer free swimming 1-8 p.m. today and noon-5 p.m. Saturday due to the extreme heat.

The weather service recommended people drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room and out of the sun, and check on relatives and neighbors.

National Weather Service predicted a high of 88 degrees Sunday, 82 degrees Monday, 80 degrees Tuesday and 82 degrees Wednesday.