NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the temperature is expected to rise above the 90-degree mark, the city today has again announced the opening of cooling centers
“Due to today's heat, the New Brunswick Free Public Library, located at 60 Livingston Avenue and the New Brunswick Senior Citizen Resource Center, located at 81 Huntington Street, have been designated as cooling centers,” city police said in a statement.
The Senior Center will be open until 4 p.m. today. The library will be open until 5 p.m. Anyone without sufficient relief from the heat is encouraged to visit these locations.
New Brunswick has also turned on the water sprays at the Recreation Park on Pine, where people get run under the spray.
Forecasters are saying this is the start of a heat wave that could last through through much of next week. According to predictions, temperatures will be in the high 90s on Sunday and could get closer to 100.
The heat index, or the “real-feel” temperature will likely be over 100, forecasters say.