DETROIT (WWJ) – The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for southeast Michigan, in effect from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Tuesday.
The temperature reached 101 around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, tying the record set in 1887.
CBS62 Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus said Tuesday’s high would actually feel like 107 degrees when combined with the humidity.
This is the third time this year we’ve reached 100 and above putting Metro Detroit third on the all time list for reaching triple digits. In 1936 Metro Airport reached 100 degrees or more eight times.
An excessive heat warning means a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. High humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
The weather service advises that people should drink plenty of water and stay out of the sun as much as possible. Madaus says children, seniors and those with conditions such as asthma should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.
Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. People are advised to check on older relatives and neighbors. (More on the Heat Advisory here).
Some schools were closed Tuesday due to the high heat. Read more, here.
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