Metro Detroit hit with heat: Advisory goes into effect this afternoon

Temps in the low 90s expected

DETROIT – A Heat Advisory goes into effect this afternoon with a combination of high temps in the low 90s and increasing humidity.

The National Weather Service has issued a thunderstorm watch for Genesee, Lapeer and Sanilac counties until 5 p.m. Thursday. 

This means our heat index or ‘feels like’ temps will be near 100 degrees.

This can cause heat stress if you’re not properly hydrated and cooling off. Mostly sunny to start with increasing afternoon clouds as we heat up. There’s a chance for a few late afternoon or evening storms and a better chance tonight. In fact, a few storms may be on the strong to severe side with damaging winds this evening… mainly north of M 59.

More 90s and storm chances Friday near record highs feeling more like triple digits as the humidity keeps climbing. This dangerous heat that can cause heat stress and stroke if we continue to ignore conditions and body signs of headaches and failing to perspire. Storm chances leftover from Thursday night could linger into the early morning with some thunder boomers. And a few spotty storms again in the afternoon as we heat up.  We’ll have plenty of reminders and tips coming your way as we stay very warm through Sunday and Monday.  

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