Heat index levels of up to 105 are expected in Bridgewater through Sunday.



BRIDGEWATER, NJ – As scorching temperatures rise to dangerous levels this week, cooling centers are in place in Bridgewater and throughout Somerset County to provide some relief for residents.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a heat advisory remains in effect for the Bridgewater area from 10 a.m. Tuesday through 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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The warning for excessive heat also applies from Wednesday morning to Sunday 8 p.m.

“For the Heat Advisory, heat index values ​​of up to 96 are expected. For the Excessive Heat Watch, dangerously warm conditions with heat index values ​​up to 105 are possible,” NWS said.

Somerset County offers several cooling centers throughout the county, including three in Bridgewater. See the list below of all cooling centers in the province. Residents can call 211 or visit soconj.gov/coolingcenters:

Facility Address Opening hours
Library 32 S Maple Ave, Basking Ridge Mon – Thurs: 10am – 9pm, Fri – Sat: 10am – 5pm, Sun: 1pm – 4pm
Municipal building 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm or as needed
Library 2336 Lamington Road, Bedminster Mon – Thurs: 10am – 9pm, Fri – Sat: 10am – 5pm, Sun: 10am – 3pm
Public Library 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville Mon – Wed: 10am – 8pm, Thu – Fri: 10am – 5pm, Sat: 10am – 2pm, Sun: closed
Municipal building 166 Minebrook Road, Bernardsville Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm or as needed
Provincial library 402 E High Street, Bound Brook Mon – Thurs: 10am – 8pm, Fri: 10am – 6pm
Municipal building 1077 Rt 202N, Branchburg Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Municipal building 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm
Provincial library 2 Vogt Dr, Bridgewater Mon – Thurs: 10am – 8pm, Fri – Sat: 10am – 6pm, Sunday 1pm – 5pm
Senior facility 455 Somerville Road, Bridgewater Mon – Fri: 9am – 3pm
Municipal building 6 Prospect St, Far Hills Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm or as needed
Franklin Library 485 Demott Lane, Franklin Mon – Thurs: 10am – 9pm, Fri – Sat: 10am – 5pm, Sun: 1pm – 4pm
Retirement home 505 Demott Lane, Franklin Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
City Hall 111 Greenbrook Road, Green Brook Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm or as needed
Provincial library 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough Mon – Thurs: 10am – 8pm, Fri – Sat: 10am – 6pm, Sun: 1pm – 5pm
Provincial library 100 South 10th Ave, Manville Mon – Thurs: 10am – 8pm, Fri – Sat: 10am – 5:30pm
City Hall 1353 Hoofdstraat, Molensteen Call 908-359-5783 for hours
Retirement home 356 Skillman Rd, Skillman Mon – Fri: 8am – 6pm
Provincial library 6 Rockview Ave, North Plainfield Mon – Thurs: 10am – 8:30pm, Fri – Sat: 10am – 6pm
Provincial library Municipal building, Schoolstraat 1, Peapack Mon – Thurs: 10am – 8pm, Fri – Sat: 10am – 6pm
Meeting room in front of the Brandhuis 6 Dewey Ave, Gladstone When asked
Municipal building 22 First St, Raritan Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 4:15 pm
Library 35 West End Ave, Somerville Mon – Thurs: 10am – 8pm, Fri – Sat: 10am – 6pm
City Hall 12 Main St, Southern Brook Mon – Fri: 8am – 4pm
Provincial library Munic Cntr Complex, 42 Mountain Blvd, Warren Mon – Thurs: 10am – 8pm, Fri – Sat: 10am – 6pm, Sun: 1pm – 5pm
Provincial library 12 Stirling Road, Watchung Mon – Thurs: 10am – 8pm, Fri – Sat: 10am – 6pm

Check out the upcoming forecast for this week:

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 91. South wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Juneteenth: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm winds will shift south, around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday night: Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise partly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday: Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Thursday evening: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Friday: Chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny and warm, with highs around 97. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Friday night: Chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Saturday: Chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with highs around 91. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Saturday night: Chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low near 70. There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation.

Sunday: Chance of rain and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Sunday night: Chance of rain and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

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