What more can I say? The heat plus increasing humidity continues to be the big story for the state. I, for one, will be happy when this all becomes a distant memory we talk about as the hot summer of 2020. Some of you enjoy it which is fine, we are all allowed our personal preferences in most things. On a positive note, I haven’t had to do much with the forecast graphic except change the date.
There will be a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon across central Lower Michigan although most places in western Lower Michigan will miss out on any rain. There is a better chance of storms Thursday into Friday afternoon as a cold front moves in. Cold front is a bit misleading as the temps will only fall into the mid-80s, however, the dew points will be more tolerable.
Below is the NWS graphic for 90° days from yesterday.
...Air Quality Alert Continues for Tuesday, July 7th... The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has declared an Action Day for elevated levels of ozone to be extended into Tuesday, July 7th. Pollutants are expected to be in the unhealthy for sensitive groups range. The Action Day is in effect for the following Michigan counties... Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent, Allegan, and Van Buren Counties. People and businesses are urged to avoid activities which lead to ozone formation. These activities include...refueling vehicles or topping off when refueling...using gasoline powered lawn equipment...and using charcoal lighter fluid. Positive activities include...car pooling...biking to work...delaying or combining errands...and using water based paints. It is recommended that active children and adults...and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma...limit prolonged outdoor exertion.