Posted by Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub| July 7, 2020
A heat advisory and excessive heat warning has been issued for Wayne County, according to the National Weather Service.
The warns are issued through Wednesday but will likely be extended.
Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values possibly exceeding 100 degrees are forecasted.
Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities, or those vulnerable to heat stress over several days.
High temperatures once again exceed 90 degrees today for the sixth day in a row at Detroit and Flint, and for the second day in a row with high humidity.
Scattered, numerous showers and thunderstorms bring little relief as wet ground only adds to humidity while temperatures barely settle to lows around 70 tonight.
This is followed by the peak of conditions Wednesday and Thursday with high temperatures in the mid 90s and heat index possibly exceeding 100.
The cumulative impact on heat health stress is expected to be considerable and could require an Excessive Heat Warning until a cold front moves into the area by Friday.
Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.