Forecast calls for temperatures to spike in late afternoon

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The temperature will reach the high 80s today with relatively low humidity, according to the National Weather Service.

"It's actually going to be a fairly nice day although quite warm," Lee Hendricks, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said.

The heat index, or "real feel," will reach 76 degrees by 11 a.m., 76 by 2 p.m. and 88 by 5 p.m. -- just in time for the Kenny Chesney openers to start playing.

Mr. Hendricks said with temperatures like these, beer and soda are not the best choices for hydration.

Keeping cool is also important, so head protection can help with that.

And a cowboy hat?

"That would work great," he said.

With temperatures cliimbing into the high 80s, the city of Pittsburgh has opened cooling centers for residents 60 and older. The following centers will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and tomorrow:

Homewood Healthy Active Living Center, 7321 Frankstown Ave., 412-244-4190

Market House Healthy Active Living Center, 12th and Bingham streets, 412-488-8404

Sheraden Healthy Active Living Center, 720 Sherwood Avenue, 412-777-5012

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Marina Weis: 412-263-1889 or


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