The National Weather Service has released a Special Weather Statement for the entirety of our regional media listening area. The Heat Index will likely top 100 degrees this afternoon meaning that though actual temperatures may top out in the 90's the Feels Like temperature due to the humidity will feel much hotter. If you are going to be outside today be sure not to be outside for prolonged periods of time and drink a lot of water. Wear a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses but most importantly find ways to stay cool. If you or someone you know needs a place to cool off both cooling centers are available at Grand Prairie of Macomb from 8 Am to 9 Pm and at Western Illinois University. Hours and locations for WIU cooling centers are below.
Corbin and Olson commons will be open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. today (June 9) through Sunday, June 18 for anyone in need of a place to cool off. Drinking water refilling stations are available in each residence hall.
The University Union is open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. A drinking water refilling station is located near the University Union Bookstore entrance.
Burger King is open in the University Union from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Sodexo will also have food available for purchase in the Corbin-Olson Dining Center (hours subject to change): 7:15-8 a.m. breakfast, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. lunch, and 4:45-5:30 p.m. dinner