The National Weather Service is warning residents of Detroit and its closest suburbs, including the Grosse Pointes, to take precautions in the coming days as the high temperatures will continue.
Repeated days of temperatures in the 90s is likely to increase the liklihood for heat related illnesses, incuding heat stroke, heat exhaustion and dyhydration, according to a heat advisory issued at 10:15 p.m. Thursday.
The advisory recommends drinking plenty of fluids, staying in air conditioning and staying out of the sun. It also recommends checking up on neighbors and friends and to not leave children or pets in a car for any amount of time.
The humidity is expected to fall Friday and Saturday but the temperatures will remain in the 90s, including overnight Thursday to Friday. The advisory is in effect until 9 p.m. Saturday.
Meanwhile the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has declared Friday an ozone action day in an air quality alert issued Thursday afternoon. Friday is the second ozone action day in a row.
To avoid forming ozone, the MDEQ recommends people to:
- avoid refueling vehicles
- avoid use of gasoline powered lawn equipment
- avoid use of charcoal lighter fluid
On ozone action days, it is recommended to:
- carpool or bike
- use water based paints
- to limit outdoor exposure for active children, people with respiratory problems
The forecast shows Friday will be mostly sunny with a high of 92 degrees while Saturday there is a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. The threat of rain continues into the night.