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Heat Wave Continues With Dangerous Temps Nearing 100 Degrees

June 18, 2018 - 6:19 am
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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - The heat wave continues to blanket the metro Detroit area with a Heat Advisory in effect through 6 p.m. Monday. 

For the second straight day, temperatures are going to near the 100-degree range, Accuweather meteorologist Dean DeVore says summer temps are here to stay. 

"Be careful out there it's going to get up in the low to mid-nineties, real-feel temperatures to be near 100 this afternoon," says DeVore. 

The National Weather Service says residents should keep outdoor activity to a minimum, and check in on the elderly and those without air conditioning.

The Centers for Disease Control has several tips for staying cool in the heat. 

And Michigan State Police tweeting some "common sense ideas to help you get through the day."

Meanwhile, storms moving across the Upper Peninsula washed out several roads in the Houghton and Hancock areas and created dozens of sinkholes across the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Officials in southern and central Houghton County declared a Flash Flood Emergency due to the storms. 

The National Weather Service says that as much as six inches of rain fell in some areas and that law enforcement agencies are reporting that many roads are impassable and covered by debris. The weather service says that area residents are asked to stay off the roads until the "water subsides and the debris has been cleared."