Dangerously high temperatures mean stay out of heat, help neighbors; cities open cooling centers

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HUDSON COUNTY — Hudson County’s Office of Emergency Management put out an advisory today about high heat and thunderstorms.
Jersey City has opened cooling centers from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Mary McLeod Bethune Community Center, 140 Martin Luther King Drive and two senior centers, the Joseph Connors Senior Center at 28 Paterson St., and the Maureen Collier Senior Center at 335 Bergen Ave.
The county noted:
“There is a heat advisory through Thursday evening for the following counties: Atlantic, eastern Bergen, southeastern Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, eastern Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, western Monmouth, Ocean, Salem, Somerset and eastern Union.
“An air quality alert is in effect Thursday for Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem, Somerset and Union counties.
“Widely scattered thunderstorms are also possible Thursday between 3 and 8 p.m.
Much cooler temperatures are expected Friday with more clouds than sun. Humidity levels will still be noticeable, and the chance for showers and storms continues.
“Periods of light rain are possible Saturday, but for the most part, the weekend should see a mix of clouds and sunshine with temperatures in the 80s.”