Excessive Heat Warning Goes Into Effect Today at Noon
It. Is. Hot.
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the entire Cars 108 listening area and beyond.
The warning for Genesee, Lapeer, and Shiawassee counties (and numerous other counties shown in purple) begins today (7/18) at noon and runs through Saturday at 8 pm.
(The mid-section of Michigan's Lower Peninsula is under a Heat Advisory.)
Genesee County has opened a number of cooling stations for residents who don't have air conditioning.
According to the National Weather Service:
- Temperatures will climb into the upper 80s today and then the mid to upper 90s both Friday and Saturday. Increasing humidity will yield heat indices peaking during the afternoon hours in the 100 to 110-degree range.
- Low temperatures will only fall into the 70s each night, limiting the possible relief from the heat.
- The hot and humid air could lead to potentially hazardous conditions, particularly for the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions.
The NWS recommends using caution if you work or spend excessive amounts of time outdoors.