Heat advisory issued for Macomb, Oakland and Wayne
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from 1 p.m. Tuesday to 10 p.m. Wednesday for Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Monroecounties.
Meteorologists with the service forecast heat indices — the measure of what the air feels like when humidity is combined with the air temperature — to reach near 100 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday in the region. They also said the highest heat index will be in the city of Detroit.
The hot and humid air could be dangerous for the elderly and people with health conditions.
The advisory comes on the heels of several days of warm and muggy weather and about a week after the weather service's last heat advisory. The weather service's heat advisories are issued within 12 hours of the onset of extremely dangerous heat conditions.
Officials said the latest round of hot and humid weather is expected to linger over the region through Wednesday, but a cold front will bring cooler and drier conditions by week's end.
Detroit's temperature Tuesday is expected to reach a high near 92 degrees and a low of about 74 degrees. The average monthly temperature for September is 74 degrees.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high near 92 degrees and a low of 68 degrees. There's a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8 p.m.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 76 degrees and a low of about 61 degrees. There's a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 p.m.
Friday: Partly sunny with a high near 76 degrees and a low of about 61 degrees.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 73 degrees and a low of about 62 degrees. There's a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 76 degrees and a low of about 62 degrees. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Monday: Partly sunny with a high near 77 degrees.
Source: National Weather Service