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Warming center opens in north Houston to provide shelter in sub-freezing temperatures

According to Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, the temporary center will have hot meals available.

HOUSTON — The National Association of Christian Churches opened a warming center Friday night to help people stay out of the cold.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said the warming center opened at 6 p.m. It's located at 16605 Air Center Boulevard, right off the Hardy Toll Road in north Houston.

As of now, it's not clear how long it'll remain open. Lee said the shelter will also provide hot meals.

"This kind of cold can cause families and children to lose their lives," she said in a statement. "Thank you to NACC and let's all keep safe and look out for our neighbors.”

According to KHOU 11 Chief Meteorologist David Paul, temperatures are expected to drop to the low 30s Friday night, reaching sub-freezing weather.

The high temperatures should range between the 30s and high 50s this weekend.

Click here for a full look at this weekend's weather forecast.