Warming stations scheduled to open over the weekend

Warming stations are planning to open in at least two areas this weekend.

Birmingham will be opening Boutwell Auditorium, Sunday night through Wednesday, as a shelter for people to come in off the streets to get warm.

Mayor William Bell is asking people to assist with items needed for the warming station, like blankets, socks, bottled water and packaged snacks.

Etowah County will also be opening three warming stations. One will be in Attalla and two will be in Gadsden.