DETROIT (WWJ) – Sick of the hot weather yet? Temperatures are expected to reach into the 90’s again Saturday and if that happens, it will be the seventh straight day in the 90’s.
State community health officials are reminding Michiganders to use caution at the temperatures hover in the 90s with a heat index near 100 degrees.
Kelly Niebel, of the State Community Health Department, said individuals need most to guard against dehydration.
“Headache, moist and pale skin, feeling nauseous, dizzy weak and just generally exhausted. And that of course, if not treated can turn into heat stroke, which can be deadly. And 911 should be called if someone is running a body temperature that can get as high as say 105,” she said.
In order to avoid heat-related illnesses, individuals should use an air conditioner or go to a cool place, such as a basement. If you can’t cool off that way, several community buildings have opened as cooling centers. (See the full list here). You could also head to the local movie theatre or shopping mall where air conditioning is provided.
Other ways to try to stay cool include taking a cold shower or bath, keeping the curtains and blinds closed to block out the sun, and avoiding physical activity.
If you must be in the sun, Niebel said you should wear thin and light-colored clothing, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen with a SPF of 15 or more.
Forecast details from the Weather Team:
Saturday – Partly sunny during the morning. Mostly cloudy during the afternoon. 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. Variable winds 10 mph or less. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Sunday – Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 89 to 93…with a heat index around 100. Light and variable winds…becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph late. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Sunday Night – Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 68 to 72. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph…turning to west late. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Monday – Partly sunny during the morning. Mostly sunny during the afternoon. Highs 83 to 87.
Monday Night – Mostly clear. Lows 63 to 67.
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