SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – Air conditioners are running around the clock as a mini-heat wave hovers over Michigan. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory, in effect until midnight Wednesday.
To provide a safe and cool environment for those who may not have another option, local communities are opening several locations as cooling centers. Residents can visit to enjoy air-conditioned comfort and protection from the heat. – See the complete list, here –READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Two Stars With Motor City Ties Lighting Up Entertainment World
Speaking live on WWJ Newsradio 950, AccuWeather Meteorologist Dave Bowers said at 94 degrees, Tuesday’s high temperature broke the record for this date, previously set at 93 degrees.
Is this weather too hot to handle? Many WWJ Newsradio 950 listeners say “bring it on!”
“I haven’t turned my air conditioning on yet. It’s wonderful to be able to have the windows open and the fans running, and, you know what? There’s no ice on the street. We’re not slipping and sliding,” said one caller to the WWJ Newsroom.
Getting her feet wet at Red Oaks Water Park in Madison Heights, WWJ’s Marie Osborne spoke with one mom who said bring her kids to cool down in the pool reduces the fighting.
One student, on an end-of-the-year field trip from St. Patrick’s School in White Lake, insisted it was an educational experience.
“Actually, we’re observing the lifestyle of the average middle schooler,” he said.
The National Weather service reminds the public that those prone to heat stress could suffer, especially where no shade or air conditioning is available. Strenuous outdoor activity could lead to heat injuries such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion or heat cramps.
WWJ TV Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus says the hot temps and high humidity will combine to create a situation where heat illnesses are possible. He reminds Metro Detroiters to drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun, and check on friends and relatives.READ MORE: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
Kids and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles, Madaus added.
Here’s the forecast from the WWJ weather team:
Early Wednesday Evening – Mostly clear and breezy. Temperatures around 94. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
Wednesday Night – Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 72 to 76. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Thursday – Partly sunny through mid morning…then becoming mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 84 to 88…with a heat index around 90. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph…turning to west. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Thursday Night – Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 57 to 61. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Friday – Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 75 to 79. Lows 60 to 64. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Saturday – Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 76 to 80.Lows 57 to 61. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Sunday – Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 73 to 77. Lows 55 to 59. Chance of rain 30 percent.MORE NEWS: MDHHS Updates COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance For Michigan Schools
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