Posted by The Huron Hub on July 5, 2019
Just one day after the holiday, summer is really showing it has arrived in full force.
A heat advisory is in effect Friday. Heat index could reach 100 degrees this afternoon.
Here is information from the National Weather Service in Detroit about today’s forecast:
A Heat Advisory is in effect from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. for the greater Detroit metro counties of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb. Peak heat indices will reach 95-100 degrees this afternoon and evening in these areas. These heat indices will lead to hazardous conditions, particularly for those who are elderly and with pre-existing conditions.
In addition to the heat, scattered thunderstorms will be possible today, especially this afternoon and evening. Some thunderstorms may be strong, with torrential downpours, wind gusts in excess of 40 mph, and frequent cloud to ground lightning. The slow storm movement could allow for localized areas to see 1-2 inches of rain, which may lead to poor drainage flooding.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.