An Excessive Heat Warning goes into effect for Winnebago County beginning Friday morning and continuing into Saturday. 

The temperature will be in the upper 90s with the heat index possibly getting as high as 110. In addition to checking in on elders and making sure pets are inside, here are some cooling centers around the area.

These places will all have air conditioning and water available for those who need some relief.

  • The Carpenter’s Place
    1149 Railroad Ave – Rockford
    Mon – Fri 8:30am - 3pm
    815/964-4105
  • Men’s Crisis Center
    715 W. State St. – Rockford
    7am-7pm/7 days a week
    815/316-4148
  • Women’s Crisis Center
    715 W. State St. - Rockford
    8am-4pm/7 days a week
    815/965-5332
  • Pilgrim Baptist Church
    1703 S. Central Ave. – Rockford
    Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm
    815/968-4449
  • Village of Machesney Park
    300 Roosevelt Rd – Machesney Park
    Mon – Fri 8am – 4:30pm
    815/877-5432
  • Pecatonica Village Hall
    405 Main St. – Pecatonica
    Mon – Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm
    815/239-2310
  • Salvation Army
    422 S. Main St. – Belvidere
    Mon – Fri 9am – 11:45am; 1pm – 4pm
    815/544-3892

Stay safe out there and try to stay cool.