Shiawassee County Emergency Management Cautions Residents Ahead of Expected Storms, Heat
Storms Are Forecasted Today and Tomorrow and Extreme Heat Is Expected This Weekend
Posted by Corunna Now at 9:18am 6/26/18
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Shiawassee County Emergency Management is cautioning residents ahead of anticipated storms Tuesday afternoon and through the day and a weekend heat wave.
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A storm is possible this afternoon and storms are likely tonight and through the day tomorrow, but are not expected to be severe. The agency advises there will be a small chance for damaging winds and hail as well as localized flooding from heavy rains.
While Tuesday's high will reach the low to mid 80s, a dip in temps is coming on Wednesday, with highs reaching only into the upper 70s. Thursday, however, begins a significant warm up.
Thursday's forecasted high temperature of 87 will seem chilly compared to extreme heat indexes for the weekend, expected to hit as high as 105 degrees, WLNS-TV reported on Monday.
WLNS Meteorologist David Young also offered tips on staying safe in the heat, like limiting your time outdoors, especially between 10am and 4pm -- the peak heat hours. Other tips include wearing loose fitting clothing and, of course, staying hydrated.
Remember your neighbors and pets on days when the heat is excessive. The elderly and young can be at particular risk, so make sure they are able to stay cool, and keep those pets inside as much as possible.