CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Due to high temperatures expected in the Tri-State this Thursday, United Way of Central West Virginia will have several cooling centers opened throughout the City of Charleston.
According to Chief Meteorologist Spencer Adkins, the anticipation is that an excessive heat warning will be issued for that day. This is the highest level of heat alert that the National Weather Service will issue.
Excessive heat alerts are issued when the heat index reaches certain criteria and NWS offices in Ohio and West Virginia currently think the heat index could reach as high as 110 degrees in some areas Thursday afternoon.
The centers that will be open in Charleston Thursday, Aug. 24, include:
- Centralized Assessment Office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- 1015 Smith Street
- Kanawha City Community Center from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- 3511 Venable Avenue
- Manna Meal from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- 1105 Quarrier Street
- Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- 314 Donnally Street
- North Charleston Community Center from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- 2009 7th Avenue
- Roosevelt Community Center from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- 502 Ruffner Avenue
For the most up-to-date information on the heat, visit our StormTracker 13 webpage.