The National Weather Service issued the advisory for Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties as temps this afternoon will range from 95 to 99 degrees.
Low temperatures tonight will only drop to 72 to 76 degrees, with the warmest readings in and near the city of Detroit, reports the National Weather Service.
Heat exhaustion, heat stroke, muscle cramps and sunburns are possible hazards in this weather.
How to prevent heat strokeThe Oakland County Health Division offers the following information on how to prevent heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses.
- Monitor high-risk individuals for signs of heat-related illness. Visit older neighbors and family members at least twice a day to make sure they are safe. Watch for signs of heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
- Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothing.
- Limit vigorous activity during hot, humid weather. Stay indoors and exercise in air-conditioned areas such as malls.
- Do not leave infants, pets, or elderly people in parked cars.
- Drink plenty of water, more than needed to satisfy thirst. Drink before thirst sets in. If exercising, drink two to four cups of water every hour.
- Limit drinks that can cause dehydration such as coffee and soda.
- Avoid alcohol.
- Utilize protection from the sun: wear sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunscreen with a SPF of 15 or higher.
- Those who must go outside should try to limit activity to the morning or evening when temperatures are lower. While outside, take frequent breaks. Find air-conditioned places or shady areas to rest.