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Heat Wave: Blistering Temps Could Break Records In Metro Detroit This Weekend

June 26, 2018 - 9:49 am
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DETROIT (WWJ) - Summertime means snazzy shades, umbrella drinks, picnics and pool days -- and with them: the heat. 

The National Weather Service is warning metro Detroit residents that a high pressure system moving into the region will bring sweltering temperatures that could break records this weekend. 

AccuWeather is calling for a high in the low 80s Tuesday night into Wednesday, with showers and thunderstorms expected, as temps continue to creep higher through the week.

It'll be humid and sticky, says WWJ AccuWeather Meteorologist Dean Devore, as temperatures head into the mid to upper 80s Thursday, to near 90 or so on Friday.

"I would say that it is an almost certainty that we will be above 90 both days of the weekend as the heat and humidity builds into the 4th of July holiday itself," Devore daid. "Both Saturday and Sunday we could be soaring well up into the 90s to near 100 degrees."

The record high temperature for Detroit on June 30 is 96 degrees -- so forecasters will be keeping an eye on that. 

Keep in mind, when temperatures are forecasted to peak in the low to mid-90s, when combined with high humidity it will feel more like the upper-90s to lower-100s. With that in mind, the National Weather Service reminds metro Detroiters to take the time now to prepare for the warm and humid conditions.

Always stay hydrated, stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible, and and choose lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothes if you're spending time outdoors.  If you don't have air conditioning in your home -- head to the mall or public library. Getting a break from the heat for even a few hours will help your body stay cooler. Never leave a child or a pet in a parked car for any amount of time, and remember to check on elderly family, friends and neighbors. 

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