Metro Detroit weather: Hot and sunny all weekend
Meteorological summer has just begun and it will feel like we are in the middle of the hottest season of the year. The sun will be blazing and temperatures are going to soar. After a warm and mostly clear night, it will be hot again, tomorrow. The heat continues into next week, and we’ll have a heat wave if we get three 90-degree days in a row.
Summer aint over yet: Heat wave on the way to Metro Detroit
DETROIT If you were just getting used to the 70s in August -- think again! Temperatures in Metro Detroit have been on the cooler side for the last week or two, and many have started thinking about fall already. Its going to really heat up this weekend and into next week. The average high temperature in Detroit (1980-2010 data) is 81.4. Heres a look at the forecast for the next week:7-day forecast in Metro Detroit.
List: Detroit cooling centers open this week amid heat wave
DETROIT Michigan has been recently experiencing a heat wave -- and the temperatures can become dangerous in the next few days. An excessive heat watch is in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday evening across the state. It is important to find relief from the heat, even briefly, over the next few days. For those without shelter or air conditioning, cooling centers are open to help people escape the heat. The following Detroit cooling centers will be open between noon and 8 p.m. through Thursday this week:Keep up with the Metro Detroit weather by clicking here or by downloading the free Local 4Casters app.
Washtenaw County to open 2 cooling centers for the public this week
WASHTENAW COUNTY, Mich. Two cooling centers will open to the public on Tuesday in Washtenaw County. Those locations are open to residents who need a place to stay cool and safe during this weeks heat wave. People who go to the cooling centers are reminded to follow social distancing guidelines. The cooling centers will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Friday. County administration has plans to make the centers available to the public on any day the temperature goes above 85 degrees.
Water main break leaves dozens without power in Downtown Detroit
DETROIT – A combination of heat and old infrastructure caused a Downtown Detroit road to buckle and a water main to break Saturday night. The water flooded the basement of the David Stott Building on Griswold Street, near Campus Martius, leaving dozens without power. It happened on Independence Day at about 10:30 p.m. A water main burst along Griswold Street between Michigan Avenue and State Street, flooding the intersection. Bedrock released the following statement:The Stott building is currently experiencing a power outage resulting from a water main break late Saturday evening. We are currently evaluating the extent of the damage and have reached out to all building residents as we assess necessary repairs.
Metro Detroit weather: Another 90 degree day, another very warm evening
DETROIT An Air Quality Alert is in effect for Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties, Monday. There is a chance of isolated showers and storms as daytime temps reach the low and middle 90s, again. Additional chances of rain of rain will come from isolated showers and thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday. If rain occurs early and often enough, Heat Wave 2020 will come to an end with highs in the 80s. Otherwise, temps will reach 90 degrees or more, again.
Metro Detroit weather: Second half of heat wave more intense than first
DETROIT Were at halftime of the heat wave, but the second half will be more intense than the first. And humidity gets just a bit higher, which keeps overnight lows a bit warmer. Put all that together with five previous days of 90-degree heat, and the stretch may start getting dangerous, especially for those that are susceptible to heat illnesses. Heat index readings will be close to our air temperatures Tuesday, but touching triple digits in places on Wednesday and Thursday. Each afternoon, expect a few heat induced downpours with some thunder and lightning.
Metro Detroit weather: Heat wave could break records
DETROIT Describing the forecast as a heat wave may be an understatement. Well have at least nine straight days of highs above 90. We put together 8 straight days in July 1987. Humidity wont be all that bad for most of the stretch. Unfortunately the heat may get worse toward the middle of the month, before we see some minor relief around the 16th.
Extreme heat red flags: Heres what to watch for
The heat may be a shock to many peoples systems -- take the heat seriously and watch out for these red flags. The heat doesn't mean life stops, so a lot of people either have to, or choose to, stay active outdoors. How you feelThe first red flag that the heat is taking a toll is obvious in how you feel. Bathroom trips, urine colorAnother red flag may seem indelicate, but it's very practical and important. Blacking outAs someone's body temperature becomes dangerously high the biggest red flag to watch for is confusion and blacking out, almost like being drunk.
Heat-related illnesses: Here are symptoms to watch for, what to do next
However, infants and toddlers, people who are 65 or older, anyone who is overweight and people on certain medications can be at the highest risk for heat-related illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Precention (CDC). Those illnesses can include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, sunburn and heat rash. According to the CDC, people suffer heat-related illness when the bodys temperature control system is overloaded. In such cases, a persons body temperature rises rapidly. When the humidity is high, sweat will not evaporate as quickly, preventing the body from releasing heat quickly.