Places to stay cool

Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Rich Wirdzek said that the entire Miami Valley is under a heat advisory. An excessive heat warning is in effect for Montgomery County. The advisory and warning run from noon to 8 p.m. today.

He said the heat index will reach 100 this afternoon. Downtown areas could feel like 105 or higher.

“I’m not expecting much chance for relief in the form of rain today, said Wirdzek. “Or the rest of the week for that matter."

He said a few thunderstorms could pop up late in the day today, tomorrow and Thursday. But he added that it will not make much impact if it happens.

Wirdzek said highs today, tomorrow and Thursday will be in the mid 90s.

“Friday and Saturday temperatures will climb closer to 100 with no chance of rain” he said.

While temperatures soar, several area businesses and public centers are open to the public as cooling stations.

Montgomery County

  • Greater Dayton Recreation Center, 2021 W. Third St. (6 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Lohrey Recreation Center and Belmont Pool, 2366 Glenarm Ave. (6 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Moraine Payne Recreation Center, 3800 Main St. (closes at 9 p.m.)
  • Moraine Civic Center, 3050 Kreitzer Road (closes at 9 p.m.)
  • Vandalia Recreation Center, 1111 Stonequarry Road (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Northwest Recreation Center, 1600 Princeton Drive (6 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

Dayton RTA transit centers

Open during normal business hours as cooling centers.

  • South, 2730 Lyons Road
  • North, 2075 Shiloh Springs Road
  • West, Westown Shopping Center
  • East, Eastown Shopping Center
  • Downtown, Wright Stop Plaza, 4 S. Main St.

Greene County

All public libraries (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

  • Beavercreek Senior Center at 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • The Golden Age Senior Center, 130 E. Church St. in Xenia (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Fairborn Senior Center, 325 N. Third St., Fairborn (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Darke County

  • Greenville Library, 520 Sycamore St., Greenville (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Worch Library, 790 S. Center, Versailles (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • New Madison Library, 142 S. Main St., New Madison (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Arcanum Library, 101 North St., Arcanum (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Greenville YMCA, 301 Wagner Ave., Greenville (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Versailles YMCA, 10242 Versailles-Southeastern Road, Versailles (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Shawnee Prairie Nature Center, Ohio 502, Greenville (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Tri-Village Rescue, behind Dollar General, New Madison (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

Champaign County

These stations will be open 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Champaign County Red Cross Chapter, 658 Bodey Circle, Urbana
  • JSP Fire District, 403 W. Main St., St. Paris
  • Mechanicsburg Fire Department, 18 N. Main St.

Clark County

Open during normal business hours:

  • Meijer on Hillcrest Avenue
  • Super Walmart on Bechtle Avenue and Tuttle Crossing
  • Upper Valley Mall
  • Bethel Twp. Fire Station No. 51 - 3333 Lake Road, Medway; community room (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Early Childhood Center - 2430 Van Buren, (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) gymnasium and community room
  • United Senior Services - 199 Sunrise Terrace, New Carlisle, (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) community room

Clark County Public Libraries

  • Main Branch, 201 S. Fountain Ave. Springfield
  • Houston Branch, 5 W. Jamestown St. South Charleston
  • Enon Branch, 209 E. Main St. Enon
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