Last weekend was incredibly pleasant across Michigan. I was on Lake Michigan for a good portion of Sunday, and the weather wasn’t too hot or cold- it was just sunny and perfect, in the low 70s. That’s all about to change, though, as Michigan is heading into another big heat wave, so buckle up.
Last week, much of lower Michigan was in the mid-90s, with heat indexes even into the 100s. It was super hot, and now, that heat is coming back into Michigan. No matter where you live, you’ll notice a substantial increase in temperatures, especially on Tuesday.
The predicted high temperature for Tuesday (June 21) in Detroit is 98 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, and if the city hits that, it would set a new record-high temperature in Detroit. Either way, it’s going to be a dangerously hot Tuesday, with the heat index likely to go into the 100s. “A warm up is in store early this week with highs in the mid to upper 80s today and near record highs in the mid 90s on Tuesday,” the National Weather Service in Detroit tweeted.
On the west side of the state, temperatures are expected to be high, too. “Temperatures heat up on Monday, and Tuesday looks to bring the worst of the humidity,” the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids stated. “Chances of rain will be rather limited: some showers early Monday morning in eastern portions of Michigan, and a chance of a shower or storm late in the week.” Currently, temperature predictions for Tuesday are 96 in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor; 97 in Flint and Saginaw; 98 in Detroit and Lansing; and, going up north, 87 in Escanaba. Temperatures are expected to go down later in the week but heat up again over the weekend, getting back into the 90s.