Another day of excessive heat for our area, with heat indices up to 111° expected in the warning area. Franklin County remains under a HEAT ADVISORY until 8/25/2023 at 11:00 PM. The forecast high for our community today is 94 degrees with the heat index reaching an incredibly high 112.

On top of the heat, there’s a Marginal Risk (level 1 of 5) for some isolated strong to severe storms today. Gusty winds will be the main hazard.

It is important that everyone drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and seek shade or indoor spaces as much as possible.

The following locations are available as cooling centers:

Simon House Day Center, 231 E. Main
10:30 am-6 pm Mon-Fri

Thornhill Learning Center, Leslie Ave.
9 am-4 pm Mon-Fri

Salvation Army, Greenup Ave.
9 am-4 pm Mon-Fri (Women only)

Capital City Activity Center
8:30 am-3:30 pm (50 years and older)

If you are experiencing a heat-related emergency, please dial 911. Non-emergency questions or concerns in Franklin County can be directed to (502) 875-8582.