With warm, humid weather likely to continue through the weekend, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has issued another "Air Action Day" alert for today.
The National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts today's daytime high could reach 93, under mostly sunny skies. A heat advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m. Saturday. The NWS warns that high temperatures and humidity could lead to heat-related illnesses, and makes the following recommendations:
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Stay in an air-conditioned room
- Stay out of the sun
- Check on elderly relatives and neighbors
- Never leave children and pets unattended in vehicles under any circumstances
People and businesses are encouraged to avoid these activities on Air Action days:
- Refueling vehicles or topping off when refueling
- Using gasoline-powered lawn equipment
- Using charcoal lighting fluid
Everyone is encouraged to car pool, use their bicycles or walk, and delay or combine errands when possible. Active children and adults, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion, the MDEQ advises.
Learn more on the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality webpage.