This will push the heat index into the mid and upper 90s. "It's very much warmer than average, or normal, as we say". The normal high for June 27 is 83 degrees.
The storm, and lightning that came with it, caused some problems Thursday morning. The fire is 0 percent contained, and some evacuations remain in place for parts of that county. Second, the position of the jet stream is creating an unusually strong river of heat and moisture from the southwest. Young children and pets should not be left unattended in vehicles. "That's basically what it's like in the summer every day in Florida, that's kind of like a good reference for that", Castro said. Sunday is likely to be the hottest of the next several days with spots away from the coast getting into the mid and even upper 90s.
Check out the full forecast below. This includes the cities of Muskegon, Alma, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, St. Johns, Holland, Charlotte, Lansing, South Haven, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Jackson.
Beginning Friday and continuing through the long weekend, daytime highs are expected to reach the low to mid-thirties with humidex values into the mid-forties. By 9:30 a.m., the number was down to 2,150, with close to 25 percent of the town of Ashford without power.
THURSDAY: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, humid. With enough sunshine, temperatures could approach 100 degrees, especially on Sunday. The heat wave will begin on Friday, as highs hit 90 degrees under sunny to partly cloudy skies.
Humidity will be excessive.
Once the Minnesota winter of 2017-18 finally ended (remember the blizzard of April 14?), how many people said they'd never complain about the heat again? Their bodies handle the heat differently than adults. Of those hurricanes, 1-4 are expected to become major hurricanes (average is 3).