Madison Mayor Paul Soglin said the city will keep two cooling centers open to help residents with the heat.
The city decided late Monday to open up Monona Terrace and the Warner Park recreation center overnight to help residents in need of relief from the heat. The Red Cross provided staff, water and beds for the overnight cooling shelters.
Soglin said the Warner Park recreation center will remain open as a cooling center through Saturday morning.
The mayor said Monona Terrace will remain open as a cooling center through Thursday morning.
Temperatures are expected to remain near 100 degrees around Madison for the rest of the week. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Madison area until Friday night.