Heat warning issued, temps to hit high-90s on Father's Day

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

A heat advisory has been issued for Metro Detroit on Sunday as sweltering temperatures are expected to reach high-90s. 

The National Weather Service issued the advisory starting at 10 a.m. Sunday through midnight. 

The forecast for Sunday is mostly sunny with a high of 96 degrees. Heat index shows it could feel as high as 101 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. 

Expect it to be humid through Monday, said Jordan Dale, a meteorologist with the NWS office in White Lake Township.

"We will be seeing highs reach upper-80s and Saturday afternoon, Dale said. "Our latest forecast says we're expected to reach high 90s on Sunday and Monday before getting a cool front on Tuesday."

Father's Day is on Sunday, a perfect time to hit the beach or pool, but not to do any labor-intensive work outdoors because of the humidity. Dale said the humidity will push the high temperatures into the low-100s on Sunday and Monday.

Sunny, warm weather brings a small flotilla of paddleboards to Eaton County's Fidelity Lake.

But first, there might be a little rain.

"There is a chance for rain on Saturday night, some possible thunderstorms and should dry out as we head into Sunday," said Dale. "Humidity will start to increase throughout the day on Saturday."

High temperatures will continue through Monday with a high of 96 degrees expected. The National Weather Service said they preparing to issue heat warnings if conditions become unbearable. 

"Our first hint of relief will be on Tuesday when we go back into the mid-80s," said Dale. 

Dale also noted that Sunday temperatures could break a record high of 99 degrees set back in 1994. 

He added the high temperatures are unusual for this time of year. The typical temperature we would expect to is 80 degrees.

Extended forecast

Sunday: Sunny, high of 96 degrees, low of 76 degrees.

Monday: Cloudy, possible thunderstorm expected. High of 96, low of 68. 

Tuesday: Showers, high of 80 degrees, low of 62 degrees. 

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, high of 80 degrees, low of 61 degrees. 

Thursday: Partly cloudy, high of 82, low of 64 degrees. 


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