July 22, 2014 at 7:57 am

Ozone Action Day: Metro Detroit expected to reach 90s

Hot, muggy weather will usher in a second straight Ozone Action Day for southeastern Michigan with temperatures expected to creep past the 90-degree mark.

But it won’t last for long, according to the National Weather Service.

“For the Detroit area, we’re looking at temperatures of 90 to 92,” said meteorologist Deb Elliott, working out of the White Lake Township station. “But a cool front is moving in Tuesday evening, which will bring us back into the 70s on Wednesday, the rest of this week and next week as well.”

The low temperature for Tuesday night will be in the 60s, and there’s a chance of showers moving in after 8 p.m.

“We’re not talking severe storms but there’s a chance of wind gusts of up to 50 mph and scattered hail,” Elliott said.

Southeastern Michigan is looking at a second straight Ozone Action Day, not unusual when the weather is hot, muggy, sunny and with low winds.

Residents are asked to voluntarily restrict their activities and are asked to fill up vehicles at night; not top off tanks, which releases gas fumes into the atmosphere; and postpone the use of power mowers.

TGreenwood@detroitnews.com
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