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Staying safe on the scorching roads

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With summer temperatures bearing down, taking care of your vehicle can be the difference between a safe drive and broken down on the side of the road.

How do you protect your car from overheating? What does extreme heat do to your tires?

THV's Dustin Wilson will explore measures to ensure your safety on the roads tonight on "Today's THV at 6:00".

Here's a to-do list from compiled by automotive consumer website Edmunds.com 

- Check the battery

Salvation Army opens Cooling Center on W. Markham

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 27, 2012) -- In response to the soaring summer temperatures, the Salvation Army in cooperation with the City of Little Rock will open its Cooling Center at 1111 West Markham from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM every day when the temperature reaches 100 degrees.

The Salvation Army needs donations of bottled water, snacks, and board games for the dozens of individuals who access our cooling center each day. We also need cash donations to cover the additional energy costs from running the air conditioning during the hottest parts of the day.

According to the National Weather Service:

Memorial Day forecast

High pressure continues to keep us sunny and warm for Memorial Day.  Isolated t-storm chance less than 10% with the heating of the day.    Sunscreen, lots of water, and frequent breaks if you're going to be outdoors. 

Relief on the way by mid-week: both rain and cooler temperatures.  Best chance looks like Wednesday night and into Thursday.

Monday:  Mostly sunny & windy.  High 93.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Low 71.

Memorial Day forecast

High pressure continues to keep us sunny and warm for Memorial Day.  Isolated t-storm chance less than 10% with the heating of the day.    Sunscreen, lots of water, and frequent breaks if you're going to be outdoors. 

Relief on the way by mid-week: both rain and cooler temperatures.  Best chance looks like Wednesday night and into Thursday.

Monday:  Mostly sunny & windy.  High 93.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Low 71.

Weekend forecast

 warm & humid weather pattern will be shaping up for the foreseeable future with only slight rain chances. Temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid-80s over the next several days.

Sunday: More of the Same. High 81.  20% Showers.

Weekend forecast

 warm & humid weather pattern will be shaping up for the foreseeable future with only slight rain chances. Temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid-80s over the next several days.

Sunday: More of the Same. High 81.  20% Showers.