Thursday, June 9, 2016

City offering shelter from weekend heat

Marion City Hall will be open all weekend as a cooling center for local residents who may have been caught off guard by unseasonably warm temperatures forecast for the coming days.

The mercury is expected to rise to the mid-90s Friday through Sunday, weather more akin to late-July or August. City Administrator Mark Bryant said the air-conditioned digs of city hall will open to the public to come and go throughout the duration of the blistering heat. After an uncommonly cool May, Bryant reasoned that many residents may have yet to install their air conditioners for the summer or otherwise be prepared for late-summer temps.

Temperatures are forecast for the low 90s on Monday and Tuesday before dropping back down to more seasonable readings.