Heat Wave Blankets Michigan

MICHIGAN — A heat wave lasting several days has descended on Michigan leaving millions at risk of heat related illness. With high temps reaching from 89 degrees in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to 92 degrees in Detroit, Michiganders are bracing for extreme heat.

The National Weather Service is expecting hot and humid conditions for at least three to six days next week. Hottest days are expected to be Monday through Sunday with high temperatures in the 90s with heat index values near and above 100 degrees.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a statement ahead of the heat wave with suggestions on way to keep cool and healthy.

“As temperatures rise, Michiganders must take precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones safe, especially the elderly and those with health conditions,” said Governor Whitmer. “The next week will be very hot, and I encourage everyone to review the tips below to stay cool. Let’s work together to support each other through this heatwave.”

To stay healthy when it is hot, residents are encouraged to:

  • Drink more fluids and avoid liquids with large amounts of sugar or alcohol.
  • Limit outdoor activities to when it is coolest in the morning and evening.
  • Spend time indoors in air conditioning.
  • Check to make sure your air conditioner filters are clean and the unit is working properly. 
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing.
  • Wear sunscreen, as sunburn affects a body’s ability to cool down.
  • Check on neighbors and relatives to determine if they need assistance.
  • Never leave children or pets unattended in cars, even with the windows cracked.


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