Heat advisory in effect until the evening hours; heat index to reach 100 degrees this afternoon


By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor

A heat advisory is in effect Wednesday until 8 p.m. for all of southeastern Michigan.

The heat wave will bring temperatures of over 90 degrees, with heat indices reaching 100 degrees this afternoon, according to the US National Weather Service Detroit / Pontiac Michigan

The urban corridor, from southern Macomb County through Wayne and eastern Washtenaw counties, is expected to experience the highest heat index between 2 and 5 p.m.

Today’s heat impacts those working outdoors, making them susceptible to dehydration and heat-related illness, as well as elderly persons, outdoor pets, and those without air conditioning will also be subject to heat stress.

The weather service says some relief will arrive at as showers and thunderstorms are predicted to move through the area tonight, mainly after midnight and into early Thursday morning.

These will be followed by cooler and less humid conditions to end the week.

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