The City of Laurel has announced that it will open its cooling center and pools for residents on Thursday.
The announcement comes as temperatures are expected to approach 100 degrees before the weekend.
The cooling center will be at the Laurel Armory at 422 Montgomery Street, from 9 a.m. till 9 p.m. The Greenview Drive Pool and Municipal Pool will both open 8 p.m. on Thursday. Due to the high humidity, Mayor Craig Moe made the decision to open a cooling center at the facility because it is equipped with two lounge areas, large TV screens, WiFi and gaming systems.