Foothills County is in for a hot week.

We're looking at highs in and around the 30 for most of the week, but luckily the towns of Okotoks and High River are lending a helping hand.

They've announced that cooling stations have been set up this week to help people needing some relief from the heat.

In Okotoks, they'll be available at the Pason Centennial Arena and the Recreation Centre during regular hours until July 17.

High River's cooling stations are at the FCSS Resource Centre and Greater Foothills Family Centre on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

One will be available at the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex on evenings and weekends.

The town suggests, when possible, to plan ahead to minimize your time outdoors, drink lots of water, be sure not to leave people or pets in the car and find ways to keep cool.

Okotoks Fire and Rescue is not recommending locals cool off in the Sheep River due to high flow rates, murky water, and unstable footing.