DETROIT - Our heat advisory was upgraded to an Excessive Heat Warning. And that is not a good thing.
Heat index temps will be 105 degrees or warmer for several hours today and tomorrow.
So, the Excessive Heat Warning covers all of SE Michigan through 8 p.m. on Friday.
The combination of heat and humidity for 4-5 days in a row now can lead to serious health issues like heat stroke and heat exhaustion. In addition, we are getting no relief overnight from the dangerous heat and humidity making life especially hard on those with existing medical conditions like heart problems, blood pressure issues, and respiratory problems.
Don't forget about the pets, too.
Highs will reach mid 90s with heat indices Thursday in the range of 100 to 110 degrees.
There is only a slight chance for a few showers so don't expect much relief from clouds and/or showers which were more numerous in recent days.
Friday is still ridiculously hot.
The Excessive Heat Warning is in full effect again with highs in the low to mid 90s and humidity making it feel like a sweltering 105 degrees or warmer. We will see storms firing up more rapidly and widespread on Friday afternoon. But an approaching cold front may bring even stronger storms into the evening and Friday Night. Right now, we are under a slight risk for severe weather.
The cold front won't take full effect until Saturday afternoon. We may have a few morning showers and highs will likely be 85 degrees or warmer but by the late afternoon the temps and humidity begin to dive. So, Sunday is the nicer or cooler of the weekend days with sunshine and highs struggling to hit 80 degrees.
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