GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The hottest temperatures of the year to date have arrived and will continue for one more day.
Heat advisories have been issued for all of Lower Michigan. They are slightly delayed until Wednesday noon for Oceana, Newaygo, Montcalm counties to the north. It’s fairly rare when a heat advisory makes it all the way the Straits of Mackinaw.
Excessive heat warnings have been issued for Berrien, St. Joseph, Cass and St. Joseph counties but in terms of actual feel like temperatures there will not be much of a difference if any at all.
We’ll squeeze in one more stifling, hot day with temperatures well in to the 90s, even along the lakeshore south of Muskegon.
This Florida-feeling air will stay in place until it is kicked out on Wednesday night by a cold front approaching from the west. It will still be quite warm Thursday with highs in the mid-80s and near 80° Friday and 70s this weekend. Not only will temperatures be cooler but the humidity levels will fall dramatically too.
Heat is a silent killer. More people by far die from heat in the United States than from any other weather phenomenon.
Be sure to take simple action to stay cool and pay attention to your body these next few days.
Much of this spring has been cooler than average with a cloudy and cool April and a tame start to June. Seek out air conditioning and stay hydrated over the next two days and be especially aware of children, the elderly and animals as the temperatures start to soar!