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Manteca cooling center opening this Sunday
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If the National Weather Service is right today’s expected high of 102 degrees in Manteca will seem downright cool by the time mid-Sunday afternoon rolls around.
The forecast calls for the high to hit 109 degrees Sunday and then flirt with 110 degrees the next two days before reaching a scorching 114 degrees on Wednesday.
It is why the Manteca Fire Department is opening a cooling center for Manteca residents to stay during the potentially dangerous heat wave.
 The cooling center at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, will be open from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Given the uncertain of the forecast six days out, the department will evaluate the situation on Tuesday to determine whether the cooling center will be open for additional days.
Temperatures are expected to stay in the triple digits through next Friday before cooling down to 95 degrees on Saturday, June 25.
The official high temperature at the weather station at the Manteca Civic Center on Thursday was 94.5 degrees.
For kids, the free interactive water play feature will be working at Library park today, Saturday, and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. 
The National Weather Service offers for the following tips for dealing with the next eight days:
uStay in shade and wear lightweight clothing.
uSave activities for the coolest time of the day.
uStay indoors in air-conditioned locations.
uCare for pets, livestock, and other sensitive groups.
uHead for the coast for some relief.
uAlways stay hydrated and stock up on extra water.

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