Heat indices are expected to reach 105 degrees Friday and Saturday.
With forecasts predicting temperatures in the high 90s and heat indices in the 100s, AAA offers safety tips to help motorists keep their children, pets and vehicles safe during what is expected to be the hottest weather so far this summer season.
Today at 3:13 PM
Temperatures for the rest of the week are expected to be in the upper 80s and lower 90s, depending on where you live, and the heat indexes will be even higher.
The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend.
Heat indices will creep up each day this week, with values expected to reach or exceed 100 degrees today through Saturday. The chance of a shower or storm ramps up today; strong storms with gusty winds and heavy rainfall are possible.
Beaches with particularly dangerous conditions include Grand Haven State Park, Pere Marquette Park in Muskegon and South Beach in South Haven.
Scattered thunderstorms are possible late tonight and Thursday. The heat index could reach or exceed 100 Thursday through Saturday.
Several area cooling centers open this week.
Today into Wednesday, the remnants of Barry will move through the southern Great Lakes. This will bring showers and thunderstorm to central and southern Lower Michigan. Scattered thunderstorms are expected Wednesday and Thursday.
The heat returns. The next best chance for rain is Wednesday.
Lots of sunshine and highs of 80 or more this weekend.
Sunny and dry conditions will prevail through the weekend with temperatures in the 80s. Heat and humidity will build back into the Great Lakes next week.
Hazardous beach conditions are expected today south of Whitehall; with dry, sunny and less humid conditions prevailing into the weekend.
The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued the Beach Hazards Statement for high wave action, strong currents and dangerous swimming conditions.
Severe weather is possible later today. A few storms may become severe with damaging winds as the main threat. The showers and storms will end from west to east after dark.