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SPRINGFIELD – Despite scorching heat and extremely high temperatures, the city continues to keep cooling centers open to help residents beat the heat.

Temperatures in the Pioneer Valley are expected to reach 35 degrees today and remain between 30 and 35 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday.

The National Weather Service says “numerous record-breaking high temperatures are possible” across the Northeastern United States. The heat index, or perceived temperature, could be 105 degrees in Springfield by midday Thursday, the weather service predicts.

5-year-old Dakota Edwards of Springfield has fun in the wading pool at Forest Park. (Don Treeger / The Republican) 17.06.2024

The city’s cooling centers were open today and will remain open Wednesday and Thursday.

Springfield: All seven cooling centers are open today, Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center1476 Roosevelt Avenue; Senior Center in the North End310 Plainfield Street; Hungry Hill Senior Center773 Liberty St.; Mason Square Library Community RoomState Road 765; Indian Orchard Community Center at Myrtle Street ParkMain Street 175; Clodo Concepcion Community Center (Greenleaf)1187½ Parker St.; and South End Community Center99 Marble St.