DETROIT (WWJ) – There’s no relief from the heat in sight, with temperatures climbing to 100 degrees or more in several Metro Detroit communities.
It’s the fifth straight day of temperatures above 90 degrees across the state. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, in effect through Thursday night for all of Southeast Michigan.
Forecasters say the hottest stretch of the heat wave will impact Southeast Michigan Thursday. The combination of high heat and humidity will cause heat index values to climb between 105 and 110 degrees Thursday. – Check your local temperature now –
In Highland Township, a man’s death was partially blamed on the heat.
More cooling centers are opening up across the region. Among them, in Washtenaw County, the public health department is making space available at human services offices in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor. The air-conditioned Plymouth Cultural Center building is also open until 9 pm for residents who need a place to cool off. (- More cooling centers open-)
Forecast details from the WWJ Weather Team:
Thursday – Mostly sunny. Hot and humid with highs 98 to 102…with a heat index around 110. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph…turning to west.
Thursday Night – Mostly clear. Lows 71 to 75. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph…becoming light and variable late.
Friday – Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 89 to 93. Light and variable winds…becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Friday Night – Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 71 to 75. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph…becoming light and variable. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Saturday – Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 88 to 92. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Saturday Night – Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 72 to 76. Chance of rain 30 percent.
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