Rhode Island faces possibility of another heat wave

By: News Staff

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – As August comes to an end this week, Rhode Islanders can expect high temperatures that may result in another summer heat wave.

A heat advisory has been announced for Tuesday through Wednesday, as temperatures are expected to reach the mid-90s and feel closer to 100 degrees due to high humidity.

Due to the potential for consistently high temperatures across three days, there is a possibility of a heat wave from Monday through Thursday.

An excessive heat watch has also been announced for Eastern Massachusetts starting Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Ahead of the high temperatures, the City of Providence released an advisory urging residents to exercise caution to avoid heat-related illnesses.

The city and Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) released the following tips and information:


  • Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun.
  • Drink plenty of water, even if you do not feel thirsty; avoid drinks with caffeine.
  • Limit your outdoor activities to the evening hours if possible.
  • Wear loose fitting clothing that is light in color; wear brimmed hats and sunscreen SPF 15 or higher.
  • Use a buddy system when working outdoors.
  • Check on your neighbors, especially the elderly and people with special needs.
  • Do not leave children or pets in cars.
  • Do not open fire hydrants to cool down, it is against the law; report any open fire hydrant to the fire department.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of heat-related emergencies.

Other helpful tips can be found at http://www.providenceri.gov/pema/extreme-heat/.


Federal Hill House

9 Courtland Street

Providence, Rhode Island 02909>


Monday – Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm

Silver Lake Annex Multi-Purpose

Community Center

529 Plainfield Street

Providence, Rhode Island 02909>


Monday – Friday 6:30am-5:00pm

Davinci Center for Community Progress

470 Charles Street

Providence, Rhode Island 02904>


Monday – Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

West End Community Center

109 Bucklin Street

Providence, Rhode Island 02907>


Monday – Friday 6:30am to 5:30pm

Crossroads RI

160 Broad Street

Providence, RI 02903>


Thursday: 24/7

Friday: 24/7

Saturday: 24/7

Providence Rescue Mission

627 Cranston Street #1

Providence, RI 02907>


Thursday: 24/7

Friday: 24/7

Saturday: 24/7


Residents may also seek shelter at the Providence Public Library or the following Providence Community Library Branches:

Providence Public Library

150 Empire Street


Monday: 12:30pm to 8:30pm

Tuesday: 9:30am to 5:30pm

Wednesday –Friday: 12:30pm to 5:30pm

Fox Point Library

90 Ives Street


Monday 9:00am to 5:30pm

Tuesday 1:00pm to 8:00pm

Wednesday – Friday 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Knight Memorial Library

275 Elmwood Avenue


Monday 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Tuesday 9:30am to 6:00pm

Wednesday 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Thursday 9:30am to 6:00pm

Friday 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Mt. Pleasant Library

315 Academy Avenue


Monday – Tuesday 1:00pm to 9:00pm

Wednesday 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Thursday 9:30am to 6:00pm

Friday – Saturday 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Olneyville Library

1 Olneyville Square


Monday 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday 9:00am to 5:30pm

Wednesday 1:00pm to 8:00pm

Thursday – Friday 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Rochambeau Library

708 Hope Street


Monday 1:00pm to 8:45pm

Tuesday – Wednesday 9:30am to 5:45pm

Thursday 1:00pm to 8:45pm

Friday – Saturday 1:00pm to 5:45pm

Smith Hill Library

31 Candace Street


Monday – Tuesday 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Wednesday 9:00am to 8:00pm

Thursday 9:00am to 5:30pm

Friday 1:00pm to 6:00pm

South Providence Library

441 Prairie Avenue


Monday 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday 1:00pm to 8:00pm

Wednesday 9:00am to 5:30pm

Thursday – Friday 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Wanskuck Library

233 Veazie Street


Monday 9:00am to 5:30pm

Tuesday – Wednesday 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Thursday 1:00pm to 8:00pm

Friday 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Washington Park Library

1316 Broad Street


Monday 9:00am to 5:30pm

Tuesday – Wednesday 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Thursday 1:00pm to 8:00pm

Friday 1:00pm to 6:00pm


Providence water parks are open from 12:00PM to 7:00PM, Monday through Saturday.

  • Al Carrington Water Park – at Richardson Park, 64 Richardson Street, corner of Richardson Street & Prairie Ave)
  • Billy Taylor Water Park, 124 Camp Street, off Cypress Street
  • Chad Brown Water Park, Chad Brown Street
  • Sackett Street Water Park, 110 Sackett Street, across from Sackett Street Recreation Center
  • Harriet and Sayles Water Park, 375 Sayles Street, corner of Harriet Street and Sayles Street
  • General Street Water Park, 11 West Drive, off Admiral Street
  • George West Water Park, 1266 Chalkstone Avenue, corner of Chalkstone and Mount Pleasant Avenue
  • Fargnoli Water Park, 945 Smith Street, close to Academy Avenue
  • Fox Point Water Park – at Cabral Park, 505 Wickenden Street, next to Vartan Gregorian School
  • Neutaconkanut Recreation Center Water Park, 675 Plainfield Street, near Killingly Street
  • Wallace Street Park, 1 Wallace Street
  • Pastore Park, corner of Knight Street and Tell Street
  • Joslin Recreation Center, 17 Hyatt Street

These tips are courtesy of the City of Providence and PEMA

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