Heat advisory issued for Washtenaw County this week as temperatures soar into the 90s
Ann Arbor, how are you feeling? Hot, hot, hot?
Well, if you’re not all hot and bothered by the weather yet, you likely will be this week. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Tuesday and Wednesday, with temperatures expected to be in the 90s and a heat index above 100 for much of southeast Michigan.
The heat advisory will take effect at noon Tuesday and lasts until midnight Wednesday. According to NWS, temperatures will be in the 90 to 95 degree range with heat indexes between 100 and 102 degrees between 2 and 7 p.m. both days.
The American Red Cross warned everyone to keep cool and safe from the heat during this heat wave.
According to the Red Cross, signs of heat-related illnesses include nausea, dizziness, flushed or pale skin, heavy sweating and headaches. Anyone suffering these symptoms should move to a cool place, drink cool water and apply ice packs and cool wet cloths to the skin in order to cool down.
The National Weather Service says children and pets should not be left unattended in vehicles during this kind of weather in any circumstances.
Those who are feeling adventurous and feel they must do strenuous activity outside during the next few days should do that activity in the coolest part of the day, usually between 4 and 7 a.m., according to the Red Cross.
Stay hydrated, eat small meals and wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothing in order to stay cool, the Red Cross says.
The forecast for the rest of the week shows the heat wave may not be relenting for the Ann Arbor Art Fair — highs in the low 90s and lows in the 70s are expected through Friday, according to NWS.
For more weather forecasting, check out AnnArbor.com/Weather.