Heat warning extended until Sunday evening as scorching temperatures persist

Heat warning extended until Sunday evening as scorching temperatures persist

Heat warning extended until Sunday evening as scorching temperatures persist

An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for all of Mid-Michigan through Sunday afternoon.

According to the weather service, the heat wave will last perhaps 7 or 8 days, with Sunday, Monday and perhaps Tuesday being the hottest and likely record breakers. The threat increases throughout the day Saturday, when the Twin Cities are expected to see a high temperature in the upper 80s.

Meteorologist Mike Cameron declared the heat wave at noon on Sunday, where the temperature hit 90 degrees in Windsor Locks. Based on forecasts, another advisory is possible for Sunday, forecasters said. Temperatures near - and above - 100 degrees Fahrenheit are combining with thick humidity to present serious health hazards.

The signs of heat stroke are a throbbing headache, no sweating, a body temperature above 103 degrees, red and dry skin, nausea/vomiting, a rapid and strong pulse and someone might lose consciousness. Limit time outdoors if possible, and make sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water!

Philadelphia, which hit 92 degrees on Sunday with a heat index of 105, similarly sounded the alarm to its residents and visitors about the risky heat. Above: Heat index readings across southern New England. Highs on the holiday will climb into the lower to mid-90s.

Extreme heat can cause illness and death among the at-risk population who can't stay cool. The weather service warned residents to check on the elderly and those without air conditioning. Numbers may be slightly cooler along Lake Erie.

THURSDAY: There will be a 30 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms after 2 p.m.

There is a chance of thunderstorms Wednesday for July 4th.

Temperatures spike for the 4th of July as a strengthening area of high pressure in the upper-levels of the atmosphere builds in overhead. Partly sunny, with a high near 90.

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