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Heat Advisory Issued For Sunday, Temps Expected To Hit Mid 90s

The heat index may reach triple digits

June 16, 2018 - 5:05 pm
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DETROIT (WWJ) -- The Metro Detroit area is gearing up for a hot Sunday.

The National Weather Service in Detroit and Pontiac has issued a a Heat Advisory, which will go into effect at 10 a.m. Sunday and will remain until midnight Sunday.

Experts say temperatures will quickly climb to around 90 by noon Sunday, with highs in the mid 90s, while the heat index is expected to reach triple digits.

The forecast says temperatures will be slow to drop throughout the evening, but should manage to slip below 80 by midnight.

The high heat isn't expected to let up until Tuesday, as Monday's forecast calls for temps into the 90s.

The extended duration of heat will lead to uncomfortable to potentially hazardous conditions, particularly for the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions. 

Ready.gov says there are many ways to stay safe during heat advisories, including drinking plenty of fluids, finding air conditioning, avoiding strenuous activities and wearing light clothing. You should never leave pets or people in hot vehicles.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Jordan Dale spoke to WWJ Newsradio 950, offering some tips to stay safe:

"Make sure you limit your outdoor activities, especially if they're strenuous," Dale said. "Find shade, if possible. Stay hydrated, reschedule activities, if needed, to the early morning or the evening hours."

Tune into WWJ Newsradio 950 for updates on the weather throughout the day Sunday.