Late-Summer Scorcher In Metro Detroit
DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - It’s a hot one in Lower Michigan.
The National Weather Service said temperatures on Tuesday will reach into the mid-90s from Detroit to Grand Rapids. As a result, a Heat Advisory will be in effect for the entire region from 10 a.m. Tuesday until 10 p.m. Wednesday.
CBS 62 Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus said the high temperatures combined with dense humidity will make it feel even hotter than what the thermometer reads.
“As we go through the day, Doppler radar is quiet, lots of sunshine, lots of heat and lots of humidity,” Madaus said, adding that the record temperature for Sept. 10 is 94 degrees, set back in 1983.
Low temperatures overnight will only drop to 72 to 76 degrees with the warmest readings in and near the city of Detroit. Madaus said high temperatures on Wednesday will range from 91 to 95 degrees. Higher humidity will result in heat indices rising to the upper 90s.
The prolonged period of hot weather will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink water, even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which dehydrate the body. Stay out of the sun and check on relatives and neighbors, especially if they are elderly.
Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
It’s not expected to be quite as hot in the northern reaches of the Lower Peninsula, with highs in the 80s in Traverse City and Ludington. And it’ll feel more like fall in the Upper Peninsula, with predicted high temperatures in the 70s.
Temperatures statewide are expected to drop considerably by the end of the week.
In the meantime, the city of Detroit invites residents without air conditioning to visit three cooling centers: Crowell Community Center until 9 p.m., Farwell Recreation Center until 7 p.m. and Heilmann Recreation Center until 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.
In Westland, residents are invited to cool down at Dorsey Center until 5 p.m., the Westland Friendship Center until 7 p.m., William P. Faust Public Library until 9 p.m. and Wayne Recreation Center until 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Check the CBS Detroit weather page for the extended forecast and up-to-the-minute information.
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