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Heat Advisory: Blistering Temps, High Humidity Hit Metro Detroit

August 27, 2018 - 11:00 pm
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DETROIT (WWJ) - Summer's not done with us yet.

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday, for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties. 

WWJ AccuWeather Meteorologist Dean DeVore says, after it felt a bit like fall was on the way last week, summer will be back with a vengeance as high temperatures in metro Detroit will rise into the upper 80s to the lower 90s.

It'll stay hot all day Tuesday, DeVore said, with a high of around 92 degrees; again feeling more like like 100. Tuesday night into Wednesday, showers and thunderstorms rolling through are expected to knock down the heat a bit, but not the humidity..

However, DeVore said: "The humidity will come down Thursday into Friday as we're looking at temperatures in the mid to upper 70s to near 80; another kind of end of the week like we saw a week or so ago, with those cooler temperatures. So it'll be nice at the end of the week after this hot start."

In the meantime, the National Weather Service warns the hot and humid air could lead to potentially hazardous conditions, particularly for the elderly and those with pre- existing health conditions.

During a heat advisory, everyone is urged to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room whenever possible, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. 

As a reminder: It is not safe to leave a pet or a child in a parked vehicle for any length of time -- even for just a few minutes. 

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