Are you ready for this weekend's extreme heat? Meteorologists are forecasting temperatures to reach 100 in several parts of the state, and the heat index will make it feel even more oppressive. As it gets hotter than it has been all year, most people will opt to stay inside, where there's some good air conditioning. But for folks that don't have AC in their homes, or for those who's AC units fail this weekend, there are places in the state that are free and open to the public to go to just to cool off. From our media partner WMTW, here's a list of cooling centers in Maine that will be open this weekend:

Biddeford: Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

Cornish: Town hall, open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Falmouth: Family Ice Center, open Saturday noon to 4 p.m.

Freeport: Community Library, open Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Georgetown: Georgetown Community Center, available as needed for Georgetown residents call 207-233-6918

Gray: Gray Public Library, open Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

North Yarmouth: North Yarmouth Fire Rescue Station, Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Phippsburg: Phippsburg Fire Station, if needed call 207-751-2959

Portland: Main Library, Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. City encourages people to use Deering Oaks Ravine, Kiwanis Pool and several splash pads across the city to cool off.

Scarborough: Scarborough Public Library, open Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Topsham: Topsham Public Safety Building, if needed call 207-751-0858

Windham: Windham Public Library, Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Woolwich: Woolwich Municipal Building, Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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