City of Marion opens warming center

MARION, SC (WMBF) - The forecast for the end of the work week is dipping into some pretty cold temperatures, and the City of Marion is ready to help you deal with the cold.

At 3 p.m. Thursday, the city will open a "community warming center" in the fire station on Bond Street for their citizens that don't have access to adequate heat.

The Grand Strand will make it into the low 50s with the Pee Dee temperatures reaching in the upper 40s Thursday morning before temperatures start to fall throughout the afternoon.

A cold front moves through in the morning and ushers in another blast of cold dry air Thursday night. Friday will be frigid and our rain chances increase Friday afternoon. There's a chance we could have some wintry mix of rain, snow or freezing rain across the Pee Dee and Borderbelt Friday afternoon and evening.

In the summers of 2010 and 2012, the City of Marion opened "cooling centers" to help residents fight the heat during the dog days of summer.

For information call City Hall at 423-5961 or the fire department at 423-8602.

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