Towns across Rhode Island and Connecticut are readying for extreme heat over the weekend, with temperatures expected to surpass 90 degrees and a heat index that could reach 110 degrees in some areas, according to the National Weather Service. Officials are asking residents to be prepared — and to consider using local cooling centers.

The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency this week listed cooling centers that will be available in 35 towns. Here are the local locations:

Westerly Public Library

44 Broad St., Westerly

Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Clark Memorial Library

7 Pinehurst Drive, Carolina

Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ashaway Free Library

15 Knight St., Ashaway

Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hopkinton Police Department

406 Woodville Road

The community room will be open at all hours on Friday and Sunday

Cross' Mills Public Library: 

4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown

Friday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

For additional assistance including an updated list of cooling centers in both Rhode Island and Connecticut, call 2-1-1.

— Jason Vallee

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