As of Thursday, Accuweather forecasters expected to see highs of 100 degrees on Monday and 104 on Tuesday.
Air-conditioned cooling centers include the public library, Lolly Hansen Senior Center, Tracy Transit Station and West Valley Mall.
In partnership with the mall owner, Rouse Properties, the city is specifically encouraging residents to cool down at the mall. While escaping the heat, families can eat, shop or watch a movie.
Residents in the south county area can also go to a fifth cooling center north of city limits, the Larch-Clover Community Center on West Larch Road.
The city’s bus system, Tracer, will give free rides on its fixed routes on days when the forecast is 100 degrees or hotter. Tracer routes include stops at most public buildings and the mall. For more information on schedules, residents can go online to http://ci.tracy.ca.us and choose “Transportation” from the “Residents” drop-down menu or call 831-4BUS (4287).
For more suggestions for ways to stay healthy in hot weather, call the Tracy Fire Department at 831-6700.
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List of cooling centers
• West Valley Mall, 3200 Naglee Road — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday
• Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave. — noon to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday
• Lolly Hansen Senior Center, 375 E. Ninth St. — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday
• Tracy Transit Station, 50 Sixth St. — 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
• Larch-Clover Community Center, 11157 W. Larch Road — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday