DETROIT - The heat is going to be a health danger for many of us the next several days.
It's a triple threat of temperatures, humidity, and storm potential each day for most of the week ahead. Highs today will hit 90 degrees and the high humidity will make it feel like it is closer to 100 degrees.
A heat advisory has been issued for eight southeastern Michigan counties: Lapeer, Livingston, Washtenaw, Macomb, Wayne, Oakland, Monroe and Genesee. The advisories are in effect from noon Tuesday until Thursday morning.
Meanwhile, flood advisories have been issued for northern Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County and Livingston County. The Wayne County advisory is in effect until 9 p.m. while the other advisories are in effect until 10 p.m. Macomb County will be under the advisory until 10:30 p.m.
Macomb County also is under a flash flood warning until 11 p.m.
Storm clouds will be bubbling up from time to time bringing a quick downpour and some isolated lightning. The clouds and rain could at least cool you down for a brief period of time. Otherwise, make sure you stay hydrated and know where the closest cooling stations are. It may take a couple of days for the impact of the heat to take shape so keep checking on those neighbors who may be at risk of heat stress.
Tuesday and Wednesday will again be in the low 90s with heat indices near or above triple digits. Again, sensitive health groups will be more and more at risk each day moving forward this week as we get next to no relief during the day and overnight. We will see a few heat induced storms firing up with the heat of the afternoon through the middle of the week. But, the bigger story will be the heat so do your best to stay cool.
Relief won't likely come until Friday or Saturday. There is a cold front that will move through late Friday and that will bring some strong storms Friday afternoon. It's a bit early to predict how strong or severe the storms could be but we will let you know as we get closer to that cold front's approach. The weekend should be cooler and less humid with highs cooling back down to the low 80s Saturday and near 80 degrees Sunday.
Heat wave grips Metro Detroit
Here are some 3 p.m. Monday temperatures from across the area:
Port Huron 90°
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