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DETROIT (WWJ) – After thermometers across the state flirted with the 100 mark Thursday, a weekend forecast with temps in the mid to low 90s doesn’t seem so bad.

But don’t expect much relief Friday. Even though the high is estimated at 94 degrees, the heat index could reach around 100. An Excessive Heat Warning is still in place for Lenawee and Monroe counties.

Record temperatures have soared past 100 degrees in Metro Detroit after a week-long heat wave, causing the closure of over 100 public schools. Several communities have also been affected by rotating blackouts, while their city’s power grid struggles to keep up with the higher electrical demand cause by the heat.

For those faced with no air conditioning or power, several public locations throughout the region have converted to cooling centers, offering some relief from the heat. (See the complete list here)

Forecast details from the Weather Team:

Friday – Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms through 8 am…then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 90 to 94…with a heat index around 100. Light and variable winds…becoming south 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Friday Night- Mostly cloudy early…then becoming partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 72 to 76. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph…turning to west…then becoming light and variable late. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Saturday – Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 88 to 92…with a heat index around 95. Light and variable winds…becoming southwest 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Saturday Night – Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 71 to 75. West winds 5 to 10 mph…becoming light and variable. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Sunday – Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 85 to 89. Light and variable winds…becoming south 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Sunday Night – Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 68 to 72. Chance of rain 40 percent.

For the latest, keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for Traffic and Weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s. Visit our weather page.

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