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Posted on Sun, Jul 14, 2013 : 2:45 p.m.

Crank up the AC: Hot, muggy weather on tap for Ann Arbor area

By Sven Gustafson

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A kayaker paddles near the shore Sunday at Gallup Park.

Daniel Brenner | AnnArbor.com

Hot and humid weather will settle in around Ann Arbor this week, with the heat index pushing 100 degrees and thunderstorms a threat through the end of the week.

Monday and Tuesday will feel much like Sunday, only sweatier, with clouds mixed with sunshine and highs reaching the upper 80s on Monday and right around 90 on Tuesday.

"With the humidity factored in we go well up into the upper 90s and close to 100 in the afternoon hours," said Carl Erickson, senior meteorologist with AccuWeather.

Temperatures are expected to remain near 90 degrees Wednesday through Friday before cooling off into the lower 80s on Saturday, Erickson said.

The best chance for thunderstorms comes Thursday along with a cold front that makes its way northeast to the area, and on Friday, when storms could be strong and accompanied by damaging winds, he said.

For up-to-date weather forecasts 24 hours a day, visit AnnArbor.com's weather page.

Comments

Bluegrass Ron

Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 12:36 p.m.

Good weather for salespeople selling ice cold drinks at the Art Fairs!

Goober

Sun, Jul 14, 2013 : 10:04 p.m.

Hot, sweaty bodies at the art fair. Yuck!

Dog Guy

Sun, Jul 14, 2013 : 10:45 p.m.

Which make reading t-shirts both difficult and embarrassing.

Lisa

Sun, Jul 14, 2013 : 9:48 p.m.

Art Fairs weather.

michael Limmer

Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 12:45 a.m.

Local people still go the art fair?

NHolmes

Sun, Jul 14, 2013 : 11:03 p.m.

That was my thought too. Always the same for Art Fair.

garrisondyer

Sun, Jul 14, 2013 : 9:06 p.m.

Kind of reminds me of the hot summer afternoons spent delivering The Ann Arbor News on my paper route back in the good ol' days. I remember a stretch of about a week when it was in the mid 90s to low 100s pretty much every day, and there was a serious thunderstorm/tornado watch in the evenings of three or four of those days in a row. If the weather wasn't too treacherous in the evening I'd head to OHAC for a refreshing dip. What a great town to grow up in!

garrisondyer

Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 3:48 p.m.

@Hugh Giariola - OHAC is the Orchard Hills Athletic Club, by Thurston Elementary. It's a great neighborhood pool, and part of what brings the whole neighborhood together. @Honest Abe - Thanks for the life-changing advice! :-D

Hugh Giariola

Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 11:25 a.m.

What is OHAC?

Honest Abe

Sun, Jul 14, 2013 : 10 p.m.

Quit living in the past.

leaguebus

Sun, Jul 14, 2013 : 7:36 p.m.

"Tonight's forecast: Dark. Continued dark throughout most of the evening, with some widely scattered light towards morning." Al Sleet, HippyDippy Weatherman LOL

WalkingJoe

Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 12:12 a.m.

Classic George Carlin always puts a smile on my face. Thanks leaguebus. ;-)