Michigan Heat Wave Bringing 100 Degrees to Some Areas
It’s coming. I’m talking about the heat. What’s funny is that I was just talking with a friend about how this summer has felt mild so far, at least in the lower part of Michigan. Nearly every night, I’ve been outside, and it’s felt very cool, unlike any other summers that I can remember. But, that will all change this week, as areas of Michigan are expecting extremely hot and humid conditions. That could result in dangerous temperatures and heat indexes.
Before we get to the areas of the Mitten that are expecting this record heat, note that Michigan.gov has put together a handy list of what to do during a heat wave. They suggest to “stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun.” They also encourage residents to “drink plenty of fluids and replace salts and minerals in your body.” That also means limiting intake of alcoholic beverages. Finally, they suggest to “eat well-balanced, light, and regular meals,” adding that hot and heavy meals add heat to your body. When it’s hot out, don’t use salt tablets, either, unless directed to do so by a physician, they note. Find their full list of suggestions here.
Now, onto the heat. After a somewhat mild June and part of July, this week will get into the mid-90s for some areas of Michigan. The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids tweeted out a forecast for the week. In it, they wrote, “A warming trend is expected over the next week with highs around 90 by late week. An unsettled pattern is in place with chances for showers and storms each day with Monday and Friday having the best chances.” The good news is that some rain is coming, so it won’t get too dry out there.
Michigan Heat Wave Bringing 100 Degrees to Some Areas:
So, when and where are we getting this heat? The heat is expected to peak on Thursday (July 27) and Friday (July 28). Mainly, Thursday is the day that the heat index could hit 100 in some areas of Michigan. Right now, the areas of Michigan that are forecasted to have the warmest temperatures, according to Weather.com, are Lansing (96 on Thursday), Grand Rapids (95 on Thursday), Detroit (94 on Friday) and Jackson (93 on Thursday). Those don’t include heat index numbers, which could push the feeling to 100 or higher.