Excessive Heat Warning issued for West Michigan

Katie Ramirez
July 18, 2019

Temperatures will be in the mid-90s this weekend, however, the heat index will be as high as 105. Because periods of hot weather can be tracked, staying up-to-date on the forecasts is the first step in fighting heat-related dangers. Anyone working or exercising outdoors should avoid overexertion, especially between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Take hourly breaks in the shade or in air conditioning.

"A hot and humid airmass will spread over the region today, and then the remnants of what was Tropical Cyclone Barry will pass through the region tonight", the flash flood advisory says.

North of the excessive heat warning is a heat advisory for the central third of Lower Michigan. "This could lead to flash flooding". If possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early in the morning or just before sunset. "People with chronic physical and mental health conditions should use air conditioning if they have it, and get to a cool, air-conditioned place if they don't", New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot said in a statement. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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Additionally, an excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. Saturday for the following counties in our area.

On its website, the NWS said a "dangerous and widespread summer heatwave" is caused by a "large dome of high pressure that will allow high temperatures to surge into the 90s and 100s in many locations". The city will provide bottled water to the centers and encourages all residents to stay hydrated.

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