NASHUA — With temperatures this weekend expected to be near record highs, local health officials are urging local residents to exercise caution in the heat.
The high temperature for Saturday is forecast at 97 degrees, with the high forecast for Sunday for 98. The lows are forecast at 68 and 70 degrees for Saturday and Sunday respectively. The July 23 record was 101 in 2011 and the July 24 record temperature was 100 in 1952.
Next week’s forecast doesn’t show much of a break, with temperatures predicted to be in the high 90s to upper 80s. Thunderstorms are expected Monday and Thursday.
Cooling centers have also been set up throughout Greater Nashua, including:
• Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, 2 Quincy St. – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
• Pheasant Lane Mall, 310 Daniel Webster Highway – 10 am to 9 pm Saturday and 12 pm to 6 pm Sunday.
• Greater Nashua YMCA, 24 Stadium Drive – 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
• Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St. – 9 am to 5 pm Saturday and 1 pm to 4 pm Sunday.
Free bus rides are available from Nashua Transit on Saturdays. Mention to the driver that you would like to be taken to one of the cooling stations.
Pool hours at Nashua are 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM at the following locations:
• Centennial Pool on Sargents Avenue
• Crown Hill Pool on Burke Street
• Rotating pool on Cleveland Street
• rotating wading pool on Cleveland Street
• the Greeley Park paddling pool on Concord Street
• Splash Pad on National Street
For more information, call 603-589-4560 or visit www.NashuaNH.gov/DPHCS.