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Heat advisory to take effect Sunday in southeast Michigan

June 16, 2018

The possibility of high temperatures and humidity has caused the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory for a large portion of Michigan's lower peninsula.

The advisory will take effect at noon on Sunday and last until 8 p.m. for the Capital region and surrounding areas. Highs will be in the lower to mid-90s, but heat indices could reach around 100 degrees or higher. When high heat and humidity combine, a heat index - or "real feel" of the atmosphere - usually increases, leading to additional discomfort. 

Those who will be celebrating Father's Day are encouraged to take precautions against potential heat hazards. The NWS advises individuals to wear "lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water" if they plan on spending time outdoors. 

Cloud cover is expected to be limited Sunday, as well. Wearing sunscreen with a high SPF and taking frequent breaks in an air-conditioned space can also prevent sun-caused health issues.

Temperatures are expected to fall Sunday night. The potential for high heat still exists into Monday afternoon, but precipitation is expected later that evening. A cold front will bring cooler temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s to the rest of the week. 

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