DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – It’ll be the hottest weekend so far this summer if forecasters are correct.
A Heat Advisory has been issued, in effect from noon until midnight Saturday for metro Detroit and across Southeast Michigan.
AccuWeather Meteorologist John Feerick said high temperatures will soar into the 90s Saturday and Sunday, and it’ll feel even hotter than that.
“It’s been kind of a cool start to summer, but we’re gonna see some heat and humidity build over the next 24 hours — a real scorcher this weekend,” Feerick reported, Friday afternoon.
The National Weather Service says the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible, particularly for the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions. Those who can are urged to stay in air-conditioned rooms, and people spending time outside should drink plenty of water and try to stay out of the sun.
Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances and those who are able should check on elderly relatives and neighbors.
Percy Williams of Bingham Farms doesn’t mind sweating a bit this time of year.
“No! I never complain about how hot it is. It’s gonna be a great weekend no matter what the humidity is,” Williams told WWJ’s Charlie Langton. “Even if it stays a little gray, I’m ready for it.”
The advisory covers Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, Shiawassee, Genesee, Livingston, Washtenaw, Lenawee and Monroe counties.
To help residents stay cool, the city of Detroit is opening cooling centers during the emergency weather.
The following centers will be open Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m.:
- Crowell Community Center
16630 Lahser Detroit, MI 48219
- Heilmann Community Center
19601 Crusade Detroit, MI 48205
Here’s the detailed forecast from the CBS Detroit weather team:
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 69F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 91F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms before midnight. Low 74F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. A few storms may be severe. High 89F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain percent.
Sunday Night: Scattered thunderstorms during the evening, then becoming clear overnight. A few storms may be severe. Low around 65F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Monday: Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High near 85F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low around 65F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
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